Mumbai: Asking Pakistan not to worry about security of Shah Rukh Khan, Maharashtra PWD Minister Chhagan Bhujbal on Tuesday said the Bollywood actor might have made the remarks in the context of opposition to one of his films in the past.
"May be it is because of opposition to one of his (Shahrukh's) films. But after that things are normal and he is shooting (and) people are watching his films," Bhujbal said.
He was reacting to Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik's statement asking Indian government to provide security to the actor in the wake of the latter's comments in an interview.
In an interview, the actor had reportedly mentioned that he has sometimes become the inadvertent object of political leaders who choose to make him a symbol of all that they think is wrong and unpatriotic about Muslims in India.
Shah Rukh's 2010 film 'My Name is Khan' had invited wrath of Shiv Sena which had appealed to people to boycott the film.
"Every it Shah Rukh or any common man is safe here and the government is capable of protecting its citizens. If Government feels Shah Rukh is facing a threat, his security can be increased...We have a good relationship with the actor and he can talk to us anytime," said Bhujbal, who had earlier served as state home minister.


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