Three multiplexes in Mumbai to screen 'MNiK'

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Mumbai, Feb 12 (ANI): In a big blow to the Shiv Sena activists targeting the release of Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan's movie 'My Name is Khan', three multiplexes in Mumbai have agreed to screen Khan's film.

The owners of Fame Adlabs, Fun Cinemas and Cinemax have finally agreed to screen the movie. Earlier, they feared attacks by alleged Shiv Sena activists before and during the screening of the movie.

The security has been tightened around all theaters in the city and the state police has declared that it will impose severe fines on Sainiks trying to disrupt the movie.

The Congress-NCP Government in Maharashtra has promised multiplex owners protection and is trying to ensure that Shiv Sena activists do not disrupt the screening of the movie.

Police personnel from the State Reserve Police Force and the Home Guards have been deployed to check any untoward incident.

Shiv Sena activists had on Tuesday attacked several cinema halls that were supposed to screen Shahrukh Khan's flick.ena workers managed to enter the halls and damage screens of the Metro theater in south Mumbai and the Huma Cinema at Kanjurmarg using sharp instruments.

Activists pelted stones and broke the glasses of Mehul cinema in suburban Mulund. They also tore down posters of the movie outside Fame cinema in Pantnagar and R-City Mall at Ghatkopar.

Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar had on Tuesday met Mumbai Police Commissioner D Sivanandan and sought police security ahead of the film's release.

The representatives of the film's distributor, FOX Searchlight, had also met the top Mumbai cop along with multiplex owners.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan had on Tuesday issued a warning to Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray that his security would be withdrawn if he broke the law.

The Shiv Sena is upset with Khan's statements that Pakistani cricketers should be allowed to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) inspite of the 26/11-terror attack. (ANI)

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