Sena demands apology from Salman for 26/11 remark

Last Updated: Sep 12, 2010, 16:29 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Bollywood’s enfant terrible Salman Khan, who’s known to have triggered several controversies in the past; all thanks to his dabangg attitude; has once again landed into trouble because of his latest remark about 26/11 terror attacks. Salman is now receiving flak for claiming that "too much hype" was created around the 26/11 attack as "elite people were targetted" and that the Pakistani government was not behind it.

Salman’s remark has enraged Shiv Sena as they’ve termed the actor’s remarks as anti-national. Sena also said that Salman Khan should apologise for his statement he has made.

In an interview to a Pakistani channel, Salman said, "Too much hype has been created around the 26/11 attacks because elite people were targetted. Attacks have happened in trains and small towns too, but no one talked about it so much."

"Everybody took this up because the Taj and Oberoi hotels were involved. The attacks happened because our security failed," he added.

"Everybody knows that the Pakistani government was not behind it and it was a terrorist attack. Our security had failed. We have had lot of attacks earlier, and all of them were not from Pakistan. They were from within also”, he further said.

His comments have drawn strong reactions. Public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam told a news channel, "Salman`s comments are illogical and an actor shouldn`t have commented on terror attacks in this manner."

On the other hand, terming the remarks as anti-national, Shiv Sena today said actor Salman Khan should apologise for his statement on the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

"This is a very unfortunate statement. The 26/11 attacks were a war against the nation. Salman should apologise for his remarks," Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, reacting to the actor`s interview in which he ridiculed the `hype by the rich` on the 26/11 attacks.

"Ambani was not staying at CST, nor was Tata or Birla staying in Cama Lane," Raut said.

CST and Cama Lane were among the venues of the terror attacks.

When Pakistan has banned Indian TV channels, then why is Salman speaking to Pak channels, Raut said.

(With PTI Inputs)