SRK to catch My Name is Khan in Abu Dhabi
After jet-setting around New York and London, Shah Rukh Khan left Mumbai once again last night. This time, he was heading for Abu Dhabi, for the premiere of his film My Name Is Khan.
The fate of the film in Mumbai, however, continues to be grim as the Shiv Sena threatened to disrupt screenings of the film if Shah Rukh did not apologise for backing the participation of Pakistani cricketers in the Indian Premier League.
Over 1,000 Sena activists have been detained in Mumbai ahead of the release of the movie, after the party stepped up its protest against the film. Advance bookings of the film in the city have been closed.
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Image: Shah Rukh Khan
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Tabu is snapped as she arrives for the book launch of Kaifi & I, an English version of Yaad Ki Rahguzar written by Shabana Azmi's mother Shaukat Kaifi. The book is a beautiful take on Shaukat's journey with her husband, the late Kaifi Azmi. It has been translated from Urdu to English by Nasreen Rehman.
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The Akhtars -- Javed, Shabana Azmi, Farhan and Zoya -- turned up in full to support Shaukat Azmi. Actress Tanvi Azmi, who is married to Shabana's brother Baba Azmi, also attended the event.
Other guests included Anil Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, Diya Mirza, Divya Dutta, Prasoon Joshi, Perizaad Zorabian, Ila Arun, Javed Jaffrey and Rohit Roy.
Image: Farhan Akhtar and Tanvi Azmi