Just two days after criticising Salman Khan for his statement on
the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, the Shiv Sena took a U-turn and
said that the actor is from a patriotic family.
“There is no reason for us to harbour anger against Salman. His
family is nationalist and patriotic in true sense," said Shiv Sena
chief Bal Thackeray in an editorial in party mouthpiece Saamana.
"Salman apologised after the furore in the country (over his
remarks). He must have realised that the furore was not by the rich
but by the common masses," he added.
"Salman's family is patriotic and it is with this responsibility
that he should speak and avoid talking on anything but movies," it
added. However, the Shiv Sena dubbed Shahrukh Khan as
Salman has apologised for making a statement on a Pakistani
television channel that too much was created around the 26/11
attacks because elite people were targeted.
MNS Chief Raj Thackeray had earlier blamed the media
sensationalised the whole issue by twisting Salman's statement.