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12-21-2009, 03:40 AM #1
Aamir Khan's stay may cost hotel its license
Lucknow, Dec 20 : Saraswati Hotel in Chandauli district of Uttar Pradesh, where actor Aamir Khan stayed on a fake identity during the promotion of his film 'Three Idiots' recently, might lose its government license.
The Superintendent of Police of Chandauli has written to the District Magistrate, recommending cancellation of the hotel's license for its failure to get an identity proof before allowing guests to stay.
Official sources here today confirming the SP's report said a final decision will be taken by the DM very soon.
Actor Aamir Khan had checked into Hotel Saraswati in Mughalsarai in disguise on December 10 along with nine other persons. Seven rooms had been booked by him in the name of 'Akram Shah and party'.
The hotel authorities did not seek any identity proof from the guests before allowing them to stay in the hotel. The actor and his associates had checked out on December 13 after disclosing their true identities.
The hotel authorities were served a showcause notice by the district officials, but the reply submitted by them was found lacking.
Additional Director General of Police(Law and Order) Brij Lal told reporters here that while the popular actor did require a certain amount of secrecy during his visit, the laxity shown by the hotel authorities in carrying out necessary verifications could not be condoned in view of the prevailing terrorist threat perception.
The Bollywood star is currently on an innovative campaign to promote his film 'Three Idiots', which releases later this week.
The actor is visiting various cities in the country under disguise and anyone, who recognizes the star gets a gold ring and an invitation to the film's premier in Mumbai.
The actor has visited Varanasi, Chanderi (Madhya Pradesh) and Kolkata, among other cities, so far.
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