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Posted Monday , March 05, 2007 at 23:11
Mumbai: Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan is facing protests from Samajwadi Party workers outside his home in Mumbai.
Several party activists, carrying banners and shouting slogans, gathered outside SRK's bungalow, Mannat, in suburban Bandra on Monday afternoon.
The workers are demanding that the actor apologise for calling Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh a darinda (devil), at the Filmfare Awards function last week.
Amar Singh has reportedly forgiven Shah Rukh Khan after being asked to do so by Gauri Khan, the actor's wife, but party supporters aren't satisfied.
President, Uttar Bharatiya Sangam, Ramashankar Tiwari says, "Shah Rukh Khan has insulted our leader by calling him a devil. We condemn this abusive language, and we demand an apology."
Samajwadi Party, however, denied it had anything to do with the protest.
"The protests are not be organised by Samajwadi Party. They are being organised by some North Indian organisations and some of our workers are pariticipating as members of those organisations. We do not have any hand in this," party MP Abu Azmi informed.
Shah Rukh Khan had in the awards ceremony also clarified that the comments were meant in "pure jest" and he did not mean to hurt anyone's feelings.