» Thackerays at war over Shahrukh's My Name is Khan
Thackerays at war over Shahrukh's My Name is Khan
By Raymond Ronamai
By: By Raymond Ronamai
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The Shahrukh-Sena issue has taken a new twist with Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray joining the fight by targeting the Shiv Sena for being harsh to Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan while sparing his counterparts.
Raj Thackeray, the estranged nephew of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, said that Amitabh Bachchan too has to apologise if Shahrukh is to do so for supporting the inclusion of Pakistani cricketers in IPL3 because Amitabh shared the same dais with Pakistani artistes and recited poems recently.
The MNS chief questioned why only Shahrukh's film is being targeted and criticised the 'double standard' policy of the party. He has made it clear that his party would not disrupt the screening of My Name is Khan.
The Shiv Sena has called for the ban of My Name is Khan in Mumbai following Shahrukh's refusal to apologise for stating that Pakistani cricketers should be allowed to play in IPL. Over thousand Shiv Sena activists have been arrested in the last couple of days for violent protest against the film.