Odisha police to increase safety of Shah Rukh Khan's visit after Kalinga Sena's threats to the actor – Entertainment News, Firstpost



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Police Commissioner on November 24 said that adequate security measures will be taken for the visit of Shah Rukh Khan to Odisha after the Kalinga Sena threatened to throw paint on his face.

Shah Rukh Khan. Image via Reuters

Shah Rukh Khan. Image via Reuters

Kalinga Sena, a marginal outfit in Odisha, threatened to throw paint on the actor's face by distorting the story in his film Asoka which was released 17 years ago.

He also threatened to show him black flags on his arrival during the inauguration of the Hockey Men's World Cup to be held at Kalinga Stadium on 27 November.

"We are going to take appropriate security measures for the visit of Shah Rukh Khan during the hockey world cup, however, the agenda of the actor is still to be achieved," said Dong Anup Sahu of Bhubaneswar.

Hemant Rath, the group's chief, demanded an apology from Shah Rukh for allegedly hurting the feelings of Odisha's people in Asoka.

The team claimed that the film dishonored the culture of the state and its people by portraying the Kalinga war in the wrong way.

The Kalinga war waged in 265 BC is considered one of the bloodiest battles that led to the defeat of the ruler of Kalinga and the annexation of the region by the Maurya empire. Directed by Santosh Sivas and starring Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan, the Asoka, released in 2001, did not run in Odisha for more than seven days due to several protests.

(With Indo-Asian news service inputs)

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Date of publication: 11/24/2018 15:35
| Date Updated: Nov 24, 2018 3:35 PM

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