Sunday, September 03, 2006

Mediamen instigating anti-Shahrukh violence

Abhaypur village has no cinema halls or even cable network. Even residents of this remote village are not aware of Shahrukh Khan's supterstardom but after one of King Khan's guard was shot by another guard, protests against Shahrukh were reported from here.

Asian Age reports that TV news reporters had instigated violence in the village that later spread to Allahabad. The banners of Shahrukh were burnt, posters trampled over and protestors tried to disrupt screening of his film. 'The cameramen came to us, gave us Shahrukh's poster and asked us to burnt it', said the guard's younger brother.

Amita Verma writes that the guard was shot when the star was not in Mumbai. He earned Rs 15,000 per month. The paper further highlights how cameramen of electronic media have instigated people in several other incidents in recent months.

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