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Odisha Police assures adequate security measures for Shah Rukh Khan after Kalinga Sena threats

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Avina Vidyadharan | Updated on: 24 Nov 2018, 03:56:16 PM
Odisha Police enhances security for Shah Rukh Khan (Instagrammed photo)

Odisha Police enhances security for Shah Rukh Khan (Instagrammed photo)

New Delhi:

After Shah Rukh Khan was threatened by the Kalinga Sena to throw ink on his face, the commissionerate police on Saturday assured that adequate security measures will be taken to ensure a safe visit of the superstar to Odisha.

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A local outfit in Odisha, said that they will throw ink at SRK and also show black flag, if he visits the city of Bhubaneswar next week. The 53-year old actor is scheduled to visit Bhubaneswar for 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup which will commence from November 28.

The Kalinga Sena has demanded an apology from the Dilwale actor for allegedly insulting Odisha and the sentiments of the people in his film Asoka. The outfit even held a rally and burnt the actor’s effigy on November 11. They went ahead to file a complaint few days back for allegedly dishonouring by wrongly portraying the Kalinga War in the movie.

Nihar Pani, general secretary of Kalinga Sena in a press statement said, "We have made preparation to throw ink on the actor's face and show him black flag at any place from the airport to the stadium. Our activists will remain present all along the road where Khan is likely to visit’’.

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The Bhubaneswar DCP Anup Saha said, “We will take adequate security measures for the visit of Shah Rukh Khan during hockey world cup. However, the schedule of the actor is yet to be reached.”

The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik has invited Shah Rukh Khan for the inauguration of the 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium on November 27.

On the work front, Shah Rukh is sailing high with the promotions of his upcoming Aanand L Rai directorial venture Zero. Also starring Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, the movie is slated to hit the theatres on December 21, 2018.

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First Published : 24 Nov 2018, 03:51:40 PM