Shiv Sena dubs Shah Rukh 'a traitor'
Party activists demand ban on 'My Name Is Khan' release
Shiv Sena activists demonstrated in front of superstar Shah Rukh Khan's house in Bandra in Mumbai on Sunday (Jan 31) to protest his comments favouring inclusion of Pakistani players in the Indian Premier League (IPL). They dubbed him a traitor and have demanded that he apologise.
The Sena activists gathered outside Shah Rukh's home, Mannat, and protested late in the afternoon. They demanded a ban on the release of his forthcoming film, "My Name Is Khan", which hits theatres Feb 12.
The Shiv Sena has reportedly written to cinema hall owners asking them to boycott the screening of "My Name Is Khan".
Bal Thackeray, Shiv Sena supremo, on Jan 30 said Shah Rukh Khan deserves Pakistan's highest civilian award, the Nishaan-e-Pakistan, for supporting the inclusion of Pakistani cricketers in the IPL.
In a scathing editorial in Saturday's party mouthpiece Saamna, Thackeray said that the "Khan" inside Shah Rukh Khan must be crushed by the "Har Har Mahadev" war cry of the "Shivaji" inside the Hindus.
Shah Rukh Khan is the co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders IPL team.
Indo-Asian News Service