Security beefed up for Shah Rukh after Kalinga Sena threats
25 Nov 2018, 16:16
India: Special attention as well as adequate measures have been taken for the security of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan as a regional outfit, Kalinga Sena, has issued threats to throw ink on him.
The Kalinga Sena, a fringe outfit in Odisha, has threatened to throw ink on the actor's face for distorting history in his film Ashoka that was released 17 years ago, reports NDTV.
It also threatened to show him black flags on his arrival during the inauguration of the Men's Hockey World cup scheduled to be held at Kalinga Stadium in the city on November 27.
‘We will take adequate security measures for the visit of Shah Rukh Khan during hockey world cup. However, the schedule of the actor is yet to be reached,’ said Bhubaneswar DCP Anup Sahu.
Hemant Rath, the chief of the outfit, demanded an apology from Shah Rukh for allegedly hurting the sentiments of the Odisha people in ‘Asoka’.
The outfit alleged that the film dishonoured the state's culture and its people by portraying the Kalinga war in a wrong manner.