Security was tight at movie theaters in India Friday, for the opening
of a new Bollywood film whose star made recent comments that angered
Members of the Hindu nationalist party, Shiv Sena, protested outside several cinemas in the western city of Mumbai Friday, in an effort to disrupt the opening of the film, starring Shah Rukh Khan, called "My Name is Khan." The actor angered Hindu nationalists when he said he favored including Pakistani cricket players in India's premier cricket league.
Khan, who is in Berlin promoting the movie, said Friday he was disturbed, scared and emotionally hurt by the protests. He said he wants everyone to be happy when they see his film, and will make sure sentiments change when he returns to India.
Earlier this week, police detained at least 1,800 Shiv Sena members to prevent disruption of the movie's screenings.