Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Saturday said that adequate security measures will be taken during actor Shah Rukh Khan’s visit to Odisha after the Kalinga Sena threatened to throw ink on his face.
The Kalinga Sena, a fringe outfit in the state, has threatened to throw ink on the actor’s face for distorting facts of the history in his film “Ashoka” that was released 17 years ago.
The outfit has also threatened to show him black flags on his arrival during the inauguration of the Men’s Hockey World cup at Kalinga Stadium here on November 27.
“We will take adequate security measures for the visit of Shah Rukh Khan during hockey world cup. However, the schedule of the actor is yet to be reached,” said Bhubaneswar Deputy Commissioner of Police Anup Sahu.
Hemant Rath, the outfit’s chief, demanded an apology from Shah Rukh for hurting the sentiments of the Odisha people in his film “Ashoka”.
The outfit alleged that the film dishonoured the state’s culture and its people by portraying the Kalinga war in a wrong manner.