Shah Rukh Khan is currently in Gujarat for the shooting of “Raees” but members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) recently protested against the film’s shoot and warned that they would create ruckus on the sets if the shooting was not cancelled. However, makers of “Raees” were able to continue with the schedule, courtesy the Gujarat government and police.
It was reported that some members of the VHP had staged a demonstration on the roads of Kutch, demanding from the district collector to cancel the film’s shoot permit. The protesters had burnt posters of Shah Rukh and threatened to disrupt the shoot by force if their demand is not met.
Soon, security was beefed up around the film’s sets. Now, producer Ritesh Sidhwani tweeted that the movie’s shooting was held without any disruptions at Bhuj and thanked the government and police for their cooperation. The protest was in connection with Shah Rukh’s recent statement on “intolerance” in India.
Earlier, members of a right-wing organisation “Hind Rashtra Sangathan” had warned all the theatre owners in Indore not to screen “Dilwale”. Members of the organisation threatened to vandalise the theatres if they would screen the SRK-starrer. This apparently had affected the business of “Dilwale”.
Shah Rukh received a lot of flak for his remark on intolerance in the country. The superstar had said that religious intolerance would push India backwards and extended support to the protest of litterateurs. However, the actor later said that he never meant India to be intolerant.