No show of 'My Name Is Khan' in Maharashtra

MUMBAI: After dilly dallying for over a week over the release of Karan Johar‘s My Name Is Khan, it has been finally decided that the film will release elsewhere in the country but not in Maharashtra, a major territory for box-office collections.

The step has been taken in view of the Shiv Sena‘s (SS) stance that it will not allow the release of the film till Shah Rukh Khan apologises to the party supremo over his comments on Pakistani players not being included by any of the IPL teams.

Though there was no talk on the film‘s release in the SS quarters today, there was uncertainty about what would happen tomorrow, the day of release of the film.

Hence, the film‘s release has been withdrawn from theatres in Maharashtra in fear of damage of property to cinema halls that were supposed to exhibit the SRK starrer. Said Fun Cinemas COO Vishal Kapur, "We are wary of damage of property if we show the film.Though we were assured full protection, we are against showing the film."

Khan, however, refuses to yield to the demands of the Sena. "My stardom is transient, my integrity is non negotiable being indian unquestionable...hope peace prevails. hope misunderstandings get cleared. hope nobody is hurt. hope all leaders & activists have largesse of heart. hope...," Khan, who is currently in Berlin for the premiere of his film, tweeted.

"My name is shah rukh khan... and i think it is more than just a name. my mother & father had told me so & my son & daughter believe it so," he added..

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