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We did not promote MNIK, says Chavan

Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Saturday refuted Shiv Sena’s claim that terror suspects used Shah Rukh Khan’s My Name is Khan as terror propaganda.

mumbai Updated: Mar 21, 2010 01:48 IST

Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Saturday refuted Shiv Sena’s claim that terror suspects used Shah Rukh Khan’s My Name is Khan as terror propaganda.

In an editorial on Saturday, party’s mouthpiece Saamna claimed that terror suspects held by Gujarat police have disclosed that My Name is Khan was used as terror propaganda.

It flayed Chavan for deploying 22,000 policemen to “guard” the film’s release.

“Terrorists arrested by ATS in Ahmedabad had revealed during interrogation that the film was used as propaganda in jihad (holy war),” the Sena mouthpiece said.

Refuting the allegations, Chavan said, “We have no information on this issue. A film which has already obtained a certificate from the Censor Board need not succumb to pressures. We are not promoting the film. It was cleared by the Censors and has the right to be shown. We just took whatever steps were needed legally to ensure its smooth release,” Chavan told reporters at Vidhan Bhavan here.