Raj Thackeray backs Salman on 26/11 remarks

Raj Thackeray
Mumbai, Sep 13: Bollywood star Salman Khan, who created an uproar over his statement on 26/11 terror attacks, has found the support of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief, Raj Thackeray.

"I think his (Salman) statement was twisted by media. In fact, in the same interview, Salman has questioned Pakistan about the 26/11 terror attacks but media is silent on that," Raj Thackeray told reporters on Sunday, Sep 12 when he went to watch Salman Khan's latest flick 'Dabangg'.

The MNS chief also wondered why the actor's statement on the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks has hit the news now while the remarks were made in an interview that was given three weeks ago.

In an interview to a Pakistani TV channel, Salman Khan had said, "Too much hype has been created around the 26/11 attacks because elite people were targeted. Attacks have happened in trains and small towns too, but no one talked about it so much."

26/11 is over-hyped: Salman Khan

Earlier on Sunday, Sep 12, Salman Khan also apologised for his statements and accused the media of twisting his statements.

“I gave an interview about three weeks ago. I just saw it myself and the way it"s coming across on TV, it is sounding insensitive. I was just saying that all life is equal. Some attacks might get more media coverage than the others. Why is that? I think every human life is as important.

“I did not mean to hurt anyone"s sentiments and if I have hurt sentiments, I am really really sorry," he said.

His statements on the biggest terror strike India has seen so far sparked off public outrage. Shiv Sena activists protested against the remarks and demanded an apology from him.

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