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Raj Thackeray defends Salman Khan over 26/11 comments

Last updated on: September 13, 2010 09:17 IST

Image: Raj Thackeray

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday defended actor Salman Khan, who came under fire for claiming that the 26/11 attacks were hyped because the 'elite' were targeted by the terrorists.

"I think his (Salman) statement was twisted by the media. In fact, in the same interview, Salman has questioned Pakistan about the 26/11 terror attacks but the media is silent on that," Raj said.

Raj Thackeray defends Salman Khan over 26/11 comments

Image: Actor Salman Khan

The MNS chief also raised doubts over the controversy being created in the backdrop of Eid-ul-Fitr and Ganeshotsav, though the interview was given three weeks ago.

Earlier, Salman Khan had indicated that his comments were misinterpreted and tweeted that he plans to record all his media interviews in the future.

Raj Thackeray defends Salman Khan over 26/11 comments

Image: The Taj Hotel, one of the sites of the terror attack
"It was the elite that were targeted this time. Five star hotels and all. So they panicked. Then they got up and spoke about it. My question is why not before. Attacks have happened in trains and small towns too, but no one talked about it so much," the 44-year-old actor had reportedly said during the interview to a Pakistani channel.