The Maharashtra state government has heightened Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan’s security to Y+ category, following reports of potential death threats against the actor. This move comes on the heels of the overwhelming success of his recent films ‘Pathan’ and ‘Jawan’.
Shah Rukh’s latest cinematic triumph, ‘Jawan’, directed by Atlee, has not only been critically acclaimed but has also shattered box office records. It became the first Hindi film to surpass the Rs 1100 crore mark globally. Red Chillies Entertainment, the film’s production house, disclosed that ‘Jawan’ raked in Rs 733.37 crore domestically, with an additional Rs 369.90 crore from international markets. The Hindi belt, in particular, witnessed remarkable collections with a net of Rs 560.03 crore.
The gripping narrative of ‘Jawan’ delves into the compelling journey of a man set on redressing societal injustices. The film showcases Khan in dual roles alongside a star-studded ensemble that includes Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, Deepika Padukone, and Sanjay Dutt. A slew of other notable names like Sanya Malhotra, Priyamani, and Sunil Grover further bolster the cast.
Following the movie’s massive success, a written complaint highlighted potential threats to the actor’s life, prompting the state government’s action. Under the Y+ security protocol, Shah Rukh will be provided with six personal security officers working round the clock in shifts and five armed guards stationed at his residence. It’s worth noting that Bollywood’s Salman Khan also enjoys the same Y+ security due to threats from the Lawrence Bishnoi gang.