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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Bhopal hooligans demand a ban on Kank

They're upset that Shah Rukh Khan has defended the Cola companies in the pesticide controversy.

I'm with Shah Rukh on two counts here. One, he's right about the cola controversy, as pieces by Arjun Swarup and Gurcharan Das bear out. And two, even if he was wrong, there is no excuse for the kind of gundagardi that has become popular in India. A peaceful protest is fine, but getting in the way of other people and damaging property is just criminal activity, and should be treated as such.

Of course, I continue to maintain that Shah Rukh's hamming-in-the-name-of-acting is excruciating. That's reason enough for me not to watch his movies, but I'd have no business stopping others from doing so. Ditto with colas, in fact.
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