Government Increases Security For SRK After Death Threats
MUMBAI (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s security is being beefed up to Y+ level.
The actor has asked for security cover from Maharashtra government after he received death threats over the ‘Besharam Rang’ song from his blockbuster film ‘Pathaan’, which released earlier this year.
Various fringe outfits had taken offence to the use of saffron color in one of the actress Deepika Padukone’s dresses in the song. Following the row over the song, Paramhans Acharya, an Ayodhya-based seer, had issued death threats to the actor.
Under the Y+ category, SRK will get 11 security personnel, including six commandos, four police personnel and a traffic clearance vehicle. The Y+ security is provided by the state to those citizens who face a threat to their lives.
In response to the state government’s directive, the IG VIP Security scaled up the actor’s security for which he will have to deposit a certain sum of money.
Earlier, Salman Khan was provided Y+ security cover last year following threats from the Lawrence Bishnoi Gang.
Lawrence Bishnoi Gang is the same gang that was involved in the murder of Punjabi music star Sidhu Moosewala.
Shah Rukh Khan has had run-ins with the Mumbai underworld earlier and has been known to stand up to threats and keeping his films free of their influence.