Actor Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri, who is also the co-producer of My Name is Khan, on Saturday 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. He will be coming to the cinemas on Sunday to meet his fans," she said. Gauri also said that Shah Rukh, who is in Berlin for the premiere of the film, was excited that MNIK released smoothly.
She also visited Metro cinema in South Mumbai and interacted with the audience. Gauri was quick to scotch speculations that the positive 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 Commissioner of Police (law and order) Himanshu Roy said that till Friday 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.