VHP echoes Sena, calls for boycott of SRK's film

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VHP calls for boycott of SRK's film
Indore, Feb 6: Shiv Sena's war against the Shahrukh Khan in Maharashtra has found support in Madhya Pradesh as Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has called for the boycott of SRK's new film 'My Name is Khan'.

VHP is also protesting against the Bollywood star's remark favouring Pakistan players in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Without taking the name of the film, International General Secretary of VHP Pravin Togadia on Saturday, Feb 6 said that Shahrukh"s film should be boycotted as he has openly taken a favourable stand towards those who are against India.

Using the instance to talk on the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Togadia said that Pakistan could not hide its involvement in the 2008 terror strike against India.

Terrorists continue to come to India from Pakistan and allowing any Pakistani player to come to India to play will amount to encouraging the terrorist elements, he said.

He took it further by demanding that Pakistani artists should also not be allowed to work in Indian film industry.

If film personalities and celebrities start making political statements, they should be prepared for the consequences as well, Togadia said.

He called for peaceful boycott and protests against Shahrukh Khan.

Togadia's stand on Mumbai and Maharastra, however, was a little different from that of Shiv Sena's 'Mumbai for Marathis' campaign. He said that the state and the city belonged to India and said that the people of Maharashtra also strongly believed and stood by this.

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