Wikileaks: Shah Rukh Khan & My Name Is Khan Found Mention In US Embassy Cable
Shah Rukh Khan
Bollywood ace actor Shah Rukh Khan’s much hyped movie My Name is Khan has found mention in the US embassy cable documents leaked by WikiLeaks. According to newly leaked documents, Shiv Sena had threatened the actor to ban the screening of his big budget flick after he criticised the fact that members of the Pakistani Cricket Team were not bought by the clubs competing in the 2010 Indian Premier League (IPL),
"The Shiv Sena had threatened to ban screenings of Shah Rukh Khan`s upcoming movie, `My Name is Khan`, because Shah Rukh Khan publicly lamented the absence of Pakistani cricket players in India`s professional cricket league for the coming season," says the cable dated Feb 22, 2010.
In addition to it, the cable also added that the Shiv Sena activists protested against his comments and burnt the posters of the movie. The Hindu nationalist political party also asked the actor to move to Pakistan.
"Khan himself did not bid on any Pakistani players as co-owner of one of the frachises," it said.
"With protests and controversy generating far more international buzz than the typical Bollywood movie, Khan`s new movie opened to packed audiences in Mumbai and elsewhere," it added.