Saturday, February 13, 2010

'Jai Maharashtra', says SRK's wife after My Name Is Khan release


Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri, who is also the co-producer of My Name Is Khan, today said that the film has released all over Maharashtra.

Gauri, who visited the Inox multiplex in South Mumbai with her daughter Suhana told reporters that she was overwhelmed by the response from the audiences.

"What is the better way than saying 'Jai Maharashtra'. We love Mumbai and Shah Rukh is really excited and will be coming to the cinemas tomorrow to meet his fans" she told reporters here.
Gauri also said that Shah Rukh who is in Berlin for the premiere of the film, was excited that My Name Is Khan released smoothly.

She also visited another theatre Metro cinema in South Mumbai and interacted with the audience.
Gauri was quick to put down speculation that the good response received by the film was due to the controversy generated on the eve of its release.

"People have liked the movie not because of the controversy. Karan (Johar) and his team worked hard. The film was in the making for three years. Their efforts have paid off," she added.
Mumbai Joint CP (law and order) Himanshu Roy said that till last night, 40 theatres in the city had begun screening the film.

The release of the film was opposed by Shiv Sena following Shah Rukh's comments favouring the inclusion of Pakistani players in IPL 3.

Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri defied the Shiv Sena threat and stepped out to see Bollywood superstar's film My Name Is Khan at a local theatre on the opening day of its release.
Braving the threats: Gauri Khan outside Fun Republic on Friday

Gauri, 39, who broke her silence in the tense Shah Rukh-Shiv Sena stand-off, said her husband is "very happy" with theinitial response to the film after remaining "sad" yesterday following the controversy over the release of the eagerly awaited picture. A co-producer of the film herself, Gauri urged cinegoers to catch up with the movie saying it is a "beautiful" picture. "He (Shah Rukh) was very very sad yesterday but today he is very happy that everybody in Mumbai and all over India has come to watch his film. Karan (Johar) is with him by his side, supporting him. We are very happy," Gauri said. Karan Johar is the director of the film. "It is a beautiful film and everybody should watch it. At times like these, peace is the most important thing," she added.

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