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It’s a bad time for Shah Rukh Khan. After the protests against Dilwale by various right-wing fringe groups, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has raised an objection against SRK’s Raees and have demanded the District Collector to cancel the permit for the shoot of the film in Gujarat. They’ve said that if their demands aren’t met, they will disrupt the shooting.
Earlier, SRK had admitted that the box-office performance of Dilwale was hit due to his comments about intolerance and the VHP still haven’t forgotten him. Earlier, VHP’s working president Pravin Toagadia had denounced SRK and Aamir Khan for their remarks: “Both these actors do not have any love for their motherland otherwise they would not have made such unpatriotic remarks.” Directed by Rahul Dholakia,Raees is set in 1980s Gujarat.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) members today protested against the ongoing shooting of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s film “Raees” in the district, for his earlier remarks on “intolerance”.
On Wednesday, they protested outside the district Collector’s office pressing for the same demand. They shouted slogans against the actor and also burnt and tore his posters. “From the Collector’s office they wanted to go to the place where the shooting is on, which is on the outskirts of the Bhuj city, but we have stopped them and dispersed them,” Police Sub-Inspector (PSI) M B Parmar said. “He should think, living in this country which gave him name, fame and riches; if he goes on speaking about non-existent intolerance, the VHP will never forgive,” Gujarat VHP general secretary Ranchod Bharwad said.
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“Today there is news that a Hindu temple was attacked and vandalised in Pakistan. Why are they not giving any statement on the intolerance there,” he asked. In December last year, workers of right wing organisations had staged protest against Khan in Gujarat, Rajasthan states and called for a boycott of his film “Dilwale” on the same issue.