Back in 2001, Shah Rukh Khan starred in the period drama, Asoka. His depiction of King Asoka won him accolades and appreciation from critics and audiences. Who would have thought that portrayal would land him in trouble 17 years later? The actor has landed in a yet another major controversy because of this film and the reason will make you cringe. The actor is all set to attend the Men’s Hockey World Cup next week at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. And a local political outfit by the name of Kalinga Sena has threatened to throw ink on the actor if he arrives in the state.
The outfit has stated that the depiction of King Asoka and the Kalinga War was incorrect and hurt their sentiments. It also spoke on how the actor insulted the region and the people of Odisha. Hemant Rath, the chief of the outfit, has demanded an apology from the actor and already filed a police complaint against him on November 1. The General Secretary of the Sena, Nihar Pani, said, “We have made preparation to throw ink on the actor’s face and show him black flag at any place from the airport to the stadium. Our activists will remain present all along the road where Khan is likely to visit.”
The Kalinga Sena had already protested against SRK on November 11 by taking to the streets and burning his effigies. Khan is yet to respond to the pandemonium.
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