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Khan saves love

Youngsters rejoice as My Name Is Khan keeps anti-Valentine’s Day brigade busy today.

entertainment Updated: Feb 14, 2010 01:42 IST

Actor Shah Rukh Khan has unknowingly come to the rescue of lovers on Valentine’s Day. With the Shiv Sena and other saffron groups busy targeting his film, My Name Is Khan, the usual V-Day protests have taken a backseat. Shiv Sena members have admitted that their annual V-Day protests will be low-key, if they happen at all.

“The agitation against Shah Rukh and his movie are of immediate importance,” a prominent Sena leader told mediapersons on Thursday. VHP spokesperson Surender Jain said, “We don’t give undue importance to V-Day. We raise our voice only when we get complaints. We’ll do the same this year too.”
Youngsters are upbeat. Says 3D animator Mayank Barolia, “Couples will have a better V-Day. The fear of being beaten up seems to be less this time. But you can never be sure.”

The cyberspace is also abuzz. “St Valentine’s wishes are with the lovers this year,” writes blogger Rikkkit. Greatajit posts, “Sena’s forgotten V-Day, they are busy with Rahul Gandhi, Ashok Chavan and SRK this year.” However, not everyone is impressed with the hype around V-Day. “Why such fuss around one day?” asks actress Gul Panag.