Shah Rukh Khan will be provided Y+ security cover by Mumbai Police after the actor complained that he had been receiving death threats after the success of his latest blockbusters ‘Pathaan‘ and ‘Jawan‘.
Under the Y+ security cover, Mr Khan will be accompanied by six armed security personnel round the clock. Earlier, the popular actor was accompanied by two security personnel.
According to police, the actor recently wrote to the Maharashtra government, informing that he was receiving death threats after he delivered consecutive blockbusters.
The Maharashtra government then decided to step up the security cover provided to the popular Bollywood actor.
Earlier, fellow actor Salman Khan was provided Y+ security cover following threats from the Lawrence Bishnoi Gang.
Shah Rukh Khan has had run-ins with the Mumbai underworld earlier and has been known to stand up to threats.
Recently, filmmaker Sanjay Gupta took to social media to praise ‘Jawan‘ and praised Mr Khan for his determination to overcome challenges, including threats from gangsters.
‘Back in the 90s when the underworld bullying of film stars was at its peak, Shah Rukh Khan was THE ONLY star who never gave in. ‘Goli marni hai mar do, par tumhaare liye kaam nahin karoonga. Main Pathan hoon (shoot me if you want to, but I won’t work for you, I am a Pathan),’ he said. He’s the same today (sic),” Mr Gupta had posted on X.
According to state government policy in Maharashtra, security cover is provided to citizens who face an imminent threat to life and have to pay a fee or deposit a security amount for the protection.
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