Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s name has also come up in the recently released cables by WikiLeaks. While this may come as a surprise to many who think what an actor’s name is doing in the cables which essentially highlight the comments of various politicians from different parts of the world, they may rest assured that the Bollywood hero is not directly involved in the leaked cables.
According to reports in the media, it is the comment of Maharashtra political party the Shiv Sena regarding Shah Rukh Khan’s last release My Name Is Khan that features in the cables leaked by WikiLeaks. Several single screens in Mumbai had withdrawn from screening the Karan Johar production My Name Is Khan on the first day of release following threats by political party Shiv Sena about unleashing violence on theaters which would screen the Shah Rukh starrer. The controversy started when King Khan commented in a question to the media that the Pakistan cricket team was being misunderstood and no judgmentshould be passed because of the mistakes of some players. It was then that the Shiv Sena advised Shah Rukh Khan to set base in Pakistan!
Fortunately the police in Mumbai were cooperative and screening in the Mumbai theaters remained unperturbed from next day onwards. While the controversy had died down after both parties apologized to one another, WikiLeaks seems to have brought back the memories through the leaked cables.