In its mouthpiece 'Saamna', the Shiv Sena said, "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," the newspaper said.
"SRK has now declared in Abu Dhabi that he would be meeting Thackeray to ensure smooth release of his film 'My Name Is Khan' in Maharashtra," it said.
In an editorial titled 'My Name is Ashok Khan', Saamna 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 added.