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Shah Rukh should not interfere in politics: Sena

Source: PTI
January 31, 2010 18:20 IST
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Intensifying its protests against Shah Rukh Khan for speaking in favour of Pakistani cricket players, Shiv Sena activists on Sunday held a demonstration outside the actor's residence Mannat in suburban Bandra.

"Shah Rukh should go to Pakistan if he wants to speak in favour of Pakistani players," said Shiv Sena leader and Member of Legislative Council Anil Parab, who led the protest.

Sainiks displayed a travel ticket from Mumbai to Pakistan and demanded a ban on the actor's upcoming movie 'My Name is Khan'.

Supporting the protest of Sena activists, senior party leader Manohar Joshi said, "This is the issue of patriotism and Shah Rukh should not interfere in politics."

"Shah Rukh has been staying in Mumbai for years but he has never spoken anything for Marathi people," Joshi said.

Last week, Sena had slammed Shah Rukh for lamenting the exclusion of Pakistani players from IPL and dared him to take the players in his team.

"If Shah Rukh wants Pakistani players to play here, he should go to Karachi and Islamabad to play with them," Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut had told reporters.

Lamenting the snub that the Pakistani players received in the IPL auction, co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders Shah Rukh had recently said they should have been welcomed. "We would have loved to have Pakistani players if they were made available legally," Shah Rukh had said.

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