While Khan is attending the Berlin Film Festival, where his movie “My Name is Khan” received a red carpet premiere Friday, Gauri was out Saturday thanking Mumbaikars for the overwhelming response to the film.
“I think the best way would be to say ‘Jai Maharashtra’. We love Mumbai and Shah Rukh is really excited and will be coming to the cinemas tomorrow along with (director) Karan (Johar),” Gauri, with daughter Suhana in tow, told reporters at the Inox theater here.
The movie generated quite a controversy after the Shiv Sena called for its boycott to protest Khan’s advocacy of Pakistani cricketers in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
“I thank all fans on behalf of Shah Rukh and Karan,” Gauri, who is the co-producer of the movie, added.
“MNIK” was screened in all theatres in Mumbai, Pune and across Maharashtra Saturday.
On Friday, only 13 theatres in the city, including six multiplexes and four single-screen halls, had released the film. The movie was originally set to be released in 63 theatres.