06 Feb

VHP protests shooting of Shah Rukh Khan Movie – Intolerance Row reaches to “Raees” shooting in Kutch; Shah Rukh Khan faces severe protests from Vishwa Hindu Parishad in Gujarat. SRK’s much anticipated film ‘Raees’ has fallen into some trouble in Gujarat.

The actor flew to Gujarat recently to start with the film’s 15-day schedule in Kutch and Ahmedabad. But, heaping resentments from the Hindus have been surfaced all around again.

According to available reports, the film’s shoot has been opposed by the Vishva Hindu Parishad. The members of VHP aren’t willing to let SRK shoot his film ‘Raees’ in Gujarat and have demanded the District Collector to cancel the film’s shoot permit. The members expressed their objection by burning Shah Rukh Khan’s film’s posters. The protesters beaten up with shoes and peed on SRK’s pictures.

Today, 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.

“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.

Directed by Rahul Dholakia, the crime-drama, ‘Raees’ is set in the 1980s Gujarat. It is slated to release on Eid this year. The caption (subtitle) of this film “RAEES” as “BANIYE KI DIMAAG AUR MIYANBHAI KI DARING” has also been objected by the business class Gujarati society as the film wants to depict the Gujarati businessmen attached in the crime scene.