New Delhi/Guwahati: Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Monday dared the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) to stop the screening of Shah Rukh Khan's 'My Name Is Khan', and said he will watch the movie with his family after the rightwing Hindu group threatened to disrupt the film's release.
"Nobody can take the law into their hands. We will take action if somebody is issuing such threats. The law will take its course, let them say whatever they want," Chavan told reporters in New Delhi.
"I will also go to see the movie along with my family members," he said.
VHP general secretary Pravin Togadia in Guwahati called for a nationwide boycott of 'My Name Is Khan'.
"People of India must boycott 'My Name Is Khan' as Shah Rukh Khan is a traitor. He is a Pakistani agent," Pravin Togadia told reporters. He threatened that posters of the film would be torn down.
'My Name Is Khan', starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, is set for release Friday. But the star is mired in a blazing row over his recent comments favouring inclusion of Pakistani cricket players in the Indian Premier League third season.
The VHP's threat came a day after Bal Thackeray's Shiv Sena decided not to oppose the release of 'My Name Is Khan'.