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Manisha Koirala gets police protection

Amidst the cartoon controversy, the actress' decision to name her dog after a Muslim figure has kicked up a row.

india Updated: Feb 21, 2006 18:11 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Police security has been provided for film actress Manisha Koirala in the wake of protests by a section of people in Mumbai.

The protests follow a media report claiming she had named her dog after a revered Muslim figure.

Policemen have been deployed at Koirala's residence in Mumbai to prevent any problem following protests over the name of her pet dog, Additional Commissioner of Police Bipin Bihari said on Tuesday.

A report in a leading daily had claimed that Koirala has named her pet dog after a revered Muslim figure, leading to demonstrations.

However, police said the actress had no pet.

First Published: Feb 21, 2006 14:15 IST