Shah Rukh Khan has been invited for the opening ceremony of the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 which is scheduled to happen in Bhubaneswar on November 27. He has been invited by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. But, the plan has now met a roadblock as Kalinga Sena has threatened to throw ink on Shah Rukh Khan’s face if he comes for the ceremony to Bhubaneswar. According to Kalinga Sena's general secretary, Nihar Pani Shah Rukh Khan’s film Asoka has hurt the sentiments of the people from the state.Shah Rukh Khan to Attend Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony; Says His Heart Beats for the Sport!
He was accused of insulting the people of Odisha in 2001."We have all our preparation done to throw black ink on Shah Rukh Khan's face. On the entire journey from the airport to the stadium, black flags will be shown to him and my workers will be present on that entire road," Pani was quoted as saying by Aaj Tak. 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup Mascot: Olly, the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Is Officially Unveiled as Mascot in Odisha.
Kalinga Sena’s president Hemant Rath has demanded an apology from the superstar and has lodged a police complaint about the same. It is said that security will be provided to the Zero megastar informed a senior police inspector. The ceremony is supposed to take place in the Kalinga Stadium. The Men's Hockey World Cup will take place in Bhubaneswar from November 28 and will go on until December 16. Along with Shah Rukh Khan, the opening ceremony will also witness live performances from AR Rahman and Madhuri Dixit. Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 Schedule in IST: Check Out Complete Fixtures, Time Table and Venue of FIH 2018 Hockey WC Matches in Odisha.