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MNIK release smooth in capital, security stepped up

delhi Updated: Feb 12, 2010 12:42 IST

Shah Rukh Khan starrer My Name Is Khan, facing the Shiv Sena's ire, got off to a smooth screening in the cinemas and multiplexes in the national capital on Friday amid beefed up security.

Isolated cases of protest against screening of the film were, however, reported last night when persons claimed to be Shiv Sainiks tore posters of the movie and damaged window panes of Satyam cinema hall in west Delhi.

Five people were detained by the police.

"Policemen are deployed near the theatres in adequate numbers to avoid any violence. We are keeping close watch," a senior police official said.

The film, which is banking on the chemistry of Shah Rukh and Kajol, has recieved a good response in theatres here.

"Morning shows have 85 per cent occupancy but the post noon shows are all sold out. Our theatres are booked till Sunday," Jayendra Banerjee, Vice President Satyam Cineplexes told PTI.

Sena on Thursday threatened that it will not allow the screening of the film in cinemas and multiplexes in the national capital region. The party is protesting against Khan's remarks favouring inclusion of Pakistani players in the IPL.