Shah Rukh Khan's fans protest against Shiv Sena in Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 5(ANI): Members of the Shah Rukh Khan Fan Club gathered in ample numbers to stage a protest against the Shiv Sena party in Kolkata on Friday.
Holding placards with the words condemning Shiv Sena, the Fan Club members raised slogans against it for the outburst against their idol, Shah Rukh Khan.
It may be recalled that Shah Rukh Khan has been targeted by the party, ever since he voiced his suggestion that Pakistani players ought to have been considered by the teams in the ensuing edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament.
The fans of Shah Rukh Khan, popularly known as SRK, staged this protest-demo outside Menaka, the theatre in South Kolkata, which will screen his upcoming film 'My name is Khan'.
Speaking to media persons, Rinav Das, a member of the Fan Club, said that Shiv Sena was trying to trying to damage the popularity of SRK by branding him as a traitor since he spoke in favour of inclusion of Pakistan cricketers in the IPL Twenty20 tournament.
"For the last couple of years Shiv Sena has treated Shah Rukh as a traitor. He is a person, who has given so much to the film industry, in fact to the whole humanity. And this Shiv Sena who (which) just needs issues, they have done it with cricketers, they have done it with other film actors and now their target is Shah Rukh Khan because he is number one," Das said.
"I can bet you for sure that this is just for sheer popularity, and he will be number one and no community can bring any difference to make us. We understand that he has done nothing wrong," he added. (ANI)