Mumbai, Feb 11 (ANI): Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray on Thursday lashed out at Shiv Sena activists for protesting against the release of Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan's upcoming film 'My Name is Khan' saying that the protests have been organised to gain publicity.
Thackeray said, "Why didn't Sena target Pakistanis? Why are they targeting Shahrukh Khan?"
"Sena is targeting Shahrukh to gain publicity. We will not oppose the release of his film," added Thackeray.
Further targeting Amitabh Bachchan, Raj Thackeray said, "Why only Shahrukh was asked to apologise? Why was Amitabh Bachchan not asked to apologise?"
Thackeray further said, "We are not Shahrukh's enemies. He should have taken the Pakistani players in his IPL team if he desired."
The Shiv Sena is upset with Khan's statements that Pakistani cricketers should be allowed to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) inspite of the 26/11-terror attack and has asked all the heaters in the city to boycott the release of his film. (ANI)