Shah Rukh Khan, who recently enjoyed the tremendous success of his film "Jawan," which grossed over INR 10,100 million in revenue, sought the intervention of the state government after allegedly receiving death threats. These threats reportedly emerged following the release of his movies "Pathaan" and "Jawan," as disclosed by the Maharashtra Police.
The film "Jawan" has garnered attention not only for its box office success but also for its inclusion of a deep-rooted political message—a rarity in traditional Hindi cinema. In the movie, the protagonist encourages people to vote sensibly, and some viewers perceive it as conveying an "anti-establishment" message.
The decision to enhance Shah Rukh Khan's security underscores the importance of ensuring the safety and well-being of public figures in the face of potential threats. The Maharashtra government's move aims to provide the actor with the necessary protection and peace of mind while addressing the reported security concerns.
The success of "Jawan" and the attention it has garnered for its unique messaging further highlight the evolving landscape of Bollywood cinema and its ability to engage with political and societal issues, resonating with audiences in diverse ways.