Mumbai: As the stand-off between Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Government continues ahead of Friday’s release of Shah Rukh Khan-starrer `My Name is Khan`, the Sena today claimed the state government prevented a meeting between party chief Bal Thackeray and the actor.
"Khan had expressed willingness to meet Thackeray
after his US trip to resolve the issue. However, the ruling
Congress-NCP combine foiled the bid, saying the government was
capable of tackling the Shiv Sainiks," Shiv Sena said in the
party mouthpiece `Saamana`.
"SRK has now declared in Abu Dhabi that he would be
meeting Thackeray to ensure smooth release of his film in
Maharashtra," the newspaper said.
Meanwhile, in an editorial titled `My Name is Ashok
Khan`, Saamana flayed Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan,
saying he was siding with Khan, "a Pakistan lover", to retain
his chief ministerial chair.
"Produce a film `My Name is Kasab` and hand over the
nationalist youth opposing it, to Pakistan. Ashok Khan, we are
sure you will do it," the editorial said.