Published On: Fri, Jan 8th, 2016

SRK and Amir’s security has been curtailed



According to increasing intolerance in India, it was agreed that the security of celebrities would be improved by the Mumbai Police but recent assessment reports revealed that the security for celebrities like Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan would no longer been enhanced.  

There are approximately a total number of 25 celebrities whose security has been shortened or totally taken away. There were some official statements that the move was required to curtail ”unwanted” security cover.

Since 2013 Shahrukh was facing this but Aamir is facing this after his remarks regarding intolerance in India in November 2015.

An IPS official stated that “We were providing security to around 40 Bollywood celebrities. But now we have trimmed the list and have brought it down to around 15 personalities against whom there are genuine threat perceptions,”

A police source shared that “A lot of manpower gets wasted in providing security to celebrities, and it is at times unwarranted. An audit was recently conducted and security of over 20 personalities have been either mixed or trimmed,”

The eminent personality whose security is fully introverted includes director/producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani, Farah Khan and producer duo Ali and Karim Morani.

SRK became under threat after releasing his film My Name is Khan.

A senior official told that “However, the latest assessment does not indicate any imminent threat to the actor and, hence, we have downgraded his cover,”

Aamir faced issues after releasing his film PK and became triggered after his comments on increasing intolerance in India. Another senior official stated that “Post their comments on intolerance, we had provided round-the-clock security to the two actors which included two armed constables and an armed guard on two shifts and an armed escort vehicle. Following the recent assessment, we have pulled out the escorts and the armed in-charge. Now only two armed constables will cover them in two shifts,”

While it is also reported that “While Akshay Kumar had a threat perception since the release of his movies Khiladi 786 and Oh My God, he also received extortion calls from the underworld. He had also complained that he received death threats after he sacked his 46-year-old domestic help. The Bhatt brothers have threat both from the underworld and terror outfits like the Indian Mujahideen.”


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.