A sell-out crowd greeted Shah Rukh Khan-starrer My Name Is Khan in West Bengal as it released in 131 cinema halls on Friday across the state without any trouble.
Khan, who owns the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders, came in for controversy for favouring inclusion of Pakistani players in IPL, with Shiv Sena demanding an apology from the film star for his remark.
Police sources here said that there was no untoward incident in any cinema hall or multiplex as the film released at noon today.
"The only crowd that we can see is of cine-goers. There has been no protest of any sort," an officer of the Kolkata Police said.
"Security arrangements have, however, been beefed up at the halls and multiplexes in view of the controversy," the officer said.
MNIK released at 22 cinema halls in the metropolis, including several multiplexes of Inox and Fame across the city, said Debasish, head of distributors Sri Venkatesh Films here.
"The film has got a marvellous reception. It is extraordinary that MNIK has released to full houses in 131 theatres across the state for the first day first show itself," he said.