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.
First Published: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 09:50