Shahrukh Khan supporting the cause of the Pakistani players in the IPL wasn't expected to go down well with the Shiv Sena. As expected the Sena has slammed Shahrukh over his generosity towards the Pakistani players. Shiv Sena spokesman Sanjay Raut said “This is not Shahrukh, but the Khan in him that's saying all this. Let Shahrukh go and stay in Lahore, Karachi or Islamabad. He is not needed in Mumbai. Balasaheb has made it clear that Pakistani players wouldn't be allowed to play in the IPL or set foot in Maharashtra,"
Raut did not stop at this and sent almost a threatening message to Shahrukh. He said “There will be dire consequences if Shahrukh defies the orders of the Sena chief. Shahrukh must think twice before speaking. This is Maharashtra and the Shiv Sena chief's writ runs here," The My Name Is Khan actor who owns the Kolkata Knight Riders had categorically said that he was up happy with the treatment meted out to the Pakistani players at the recent auction for the third season of the Indian Premier League