MUMBAI: With the hullabaloo caused by the Shiv Sena in Mumbai on the eve of My Name Is Khan’s release, the film industry has come together and has shown its solidarity towards the makers.
While some multiplexes may have stopped advance booking in an act of panic to save their properties from damage, the mood in the film industry is – "The Show Must Go On."
The entire force of 45,000 Bollywood film union workers will stand by Shah Rukh Khan and will be watching the movie over weekend in Mumbai theaters. The Federation of Western India Cine Employees is supporting the entire cast and crew of the film. The workers have pledged to stand with SRK in this moment of crisis.
The movie, which is directed by Karan Johar, will see Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol reuniting on the big screen after eight years. The movie will be distributed by Fox Star Studios India.
In his latest Twitter update, Shah Rukh Khan, who left for Berlin from Abu Dhabi last night after the premiere of the movie, writes, "In Berlin. From the grand hotel & premier in Abu Dhabi. Sand to snow. The journey has begun… for Khan. Hope it ends well & peacefully. I have never hurt anybody’s sentiments… religious, nationalist or personal wittingly. I am pro relationships but not at cost of my nation. (It’s) ironic & sad. A film made for world peace has led to so much angst in my own house… my city… my country. Let not anyone be hurt is all I pray."
We say Amen to that!