Tight security as Shah Rukh Khan returns home
Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan, under fire from the Shiv Sena for his remarks on Pakistani cricketers, returned to Mumbai from abroad on Saturday afternoon amid heavy security.mumbai Updated: Feb 06, 2010 14:05 IST
Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan, under fire from the Shiv Sena for his remarks on Pakistani cricketers, returned to Mumbai from abroad on Saturday afternoon amid heavy security.
Shah Rukh and Kajol came out of the airport separately. Shah Rukh was accompanied by a posse of police personnel and his own private guards, an airport official said.
The duo had gone to the US and Britain for the pre-release promotion of their forthcoming movie "My Name Is Khan".
Some 500 security personnel, besides nearly 50 of Shah Rukh's private guards, were at the airport. The film's director, Karan Johar, left the airport separately.
Shah Rukh's vehicle was accompanied by two police vehicles from the airport to his bungalow 'Mannat,' facing the Arabian Sea in Bandra West - a distance of around 12 km.
The Maharashtra government and the Mumbai Police have promised to provide full security to theatres and multiplexes where "My Name Is Khan" would be screened.
For a week, Shah Rukh has been at the receiving end of the Shiv Sena's ire for advocating the participation of Pakistani cricketers in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The party has demanded an apology from the actor.
Shah Rukh, who owns the Kolkata Knight Riders team of IPL, had spoken against the exclusion of Pakistani players from the tournament.