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Mumbai theatres close advance booking of MNIK

Last updated on: February 10, 2010 14:05 IST

Movie theatres in Mumbai have closed down advance bookings for Shah Rukh Khan's upcoming flick My Name is Khan, fearing attacks by Shiv Sena activists before and during the screening of the movie, which releases on Friday.

Shiv Sena activists had on Tuesday attacked several cinema halls that were supposed to screen Shah Rukh's flick. 

Over 350 Shiv Sena activists have been detained for demonstrating and damaging cinema screens. Sena workers managed to enter the halls and damage screens of the Metro theatre 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.

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. The Shiv Sena is upset with Khan's statements that Pakistani cricketers should be allowed to play in the Indian Premier League-3.

Image: Shah Rukh Khan in My Name is Khan.

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Source: ANI