Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan might breathe a sigh of relief after Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray stated that Sena activists would not disrupt the screening of his My Name Is Khan. Writing an editorial of the party mouthpiece Saamna Thackeray said "Traitors, with the blessings of the Congress party, go ahead. Shiv Sena will not block you. Why our Shiv Sainiks should be beaten up and arrested?".
Shiv Sena had earlier branded Shahrukh as a 'traitor' after he had voiced his support for the Pakistani players in the third season of the IPL. The ultra nationalists Sena protested to these comments by tearing posters of My Name Is Khan and threatening the theatres against screening of the movie. Shahrukh also stood his ground and refused to apologise to Sena over the issue.