Bal Thackeray blasts Om Puri for Ramlila act

Last Updated: Monday, August 29, 2011 - 13:33

Mumbai: Blasting Bollywood veteran Om Puri for allegedly decrying politicians while making a speech at the Ramlila Maidan during Anna Hazare`s fast, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray today asked the actor if he accepted all of his remuneration through cheque.

"Om Puri should declare if all the money he took for his work in films was legally through cheque," Thackeray said in an editorial in party mouthpiece `Saamana`.

"It should be noted that the maximum black money and
underworld funds are (invested) in the film industry," the
Sena chief said.

Cases should be filed against those who maligned
Parliament and politicians from the stage at Ramlila,
Thackeray said.

On Hazare`s fast, Thackeray said, "people have doubts
in their minds whether all of Anna`s demands were fulfilled
and whether the mission for which he was ready to die at
Ramlila has been accomplished."

On Lalu Yadav`s comment about Hazare being fit even
after 12 days of fast, Thackeray said "social activists in
Maharashtra do not eat fodder, that is why they glow even
after fast."

During the debate on Lokpal resolution, Lalu`s comment
about Hazare remaining fit even after 12 days of fasting had
earned the loudest applause. "Annaji is 74 years old. Despite
12 days of fast he is quite vocal. Doctors should research. He
should also tell us what to take so we can also fast for such
a long period," the RJD leader had said.

PTI




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