Guwahati: Assam Director General of Police (DGP) Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta reaffirmed that the polarising movie “Pathaan” will be screened in accordance with censor board regulations and that no exceptional incident would occur.
Addressing media persons during a crucial security meet of the Assam Police in Guwahati’s Khanapara, DGP Mahanta said, “The film ‘Pathaan’ will be screened as per guidelines of the censor board. Stringent vigilance will be kept on all cinema halls and perpetrators engaging in vandalism will be strictly dealt with. The police will act as per law.”
It should be noted that large-scale demonstrations against the Shahrukh Khan movie were seen in some areas of Guwahati. The movie poster was torn down by the activists, who then set it ablaze. Videos of the posters being burned were being shared on social media.
On the other hand, Shah Rukh Khan spoke by phone with Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday and received assurances that there wouldn’t be any unrest in the state during the film’s release.
The phone call comes after the Assam CM refused to recognize Shah Rukh Khan at a press conference after being questioned about the unruly incident at a movie theatre in Guwahati’s Narengi.
Pathaan starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, directed by Siddharth Anand will be released on January 25.