Shah Rukh Khan’s car attacked in Ahmedabad

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 14, 2016 19:39 IST
Shah Rukh Khan in a file photo from Nov. 2,2015. (AP)

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan’s car was attacked in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad city, according to reports, where he was shooting for his forthcoming film Raees. The attackers also shouted slogans, demanding the boycott of his film. Sources said this was likely a reaction to Khan’s recent comments on intolerance in India.

The incident occurred early on Saturday morning when the actor’s car was parked inside a hotel compound. The crew of Raees faced a similar protest in Gujarat’s Bhuj area a fortnight ago while shooting the film.

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Khan found himself in the middle of a raging controversy in November when he said “religious intolerance and not being secular…is the worst kind of crime that you can do as a patriot”.

He later clarified his remarks in an interview with the newspaper Mid-Day, saying, “I never said India is intolerant. When I was asked about it, I said I wouldn’t like talking about it, but when they insisted, I had just said that the youth should concentrate on making this a secular, progressive country.”

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Khan’s previous film Dilwale got a lukewarm response at the box office following protests led by right-wing groups in different parts of the country.

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Raees is expected to hit the screens on Eid in July and is likely to grapple with Salman Khan’s Sultan which is also scheduled to be released around the same time.

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