Mumbai, Jan 4: Bollywood star Salman Khan faced the ire of Tamils outside his residence in Mumbai on Sunday, Jan 4.
The protests happened as Salman Khan campaigned for the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, ahead of the presidential polls in the country.
One of the protester told a news agency, "We have removed Salman Khan from our hearts, he didn't think about Tamil people. He should not go to Sri Lanka."
"We will protest against his house until he apologises", another protester said.
Angry protesters were holding red flags and placards saying, "Salman Khan supporting a War Criminal Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa."
MDMK, DMK too critised Salman Khan
Hitting out at Salman Khan for campaigning for Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, MDMK chief Vaiko dubbed him as a 'betrayer' on Dec 30, Sunday.
Rajapaksa is under fire from political parties in Tamil Nadu, especially MDMK, as he was at the helm of affairs in 2009 when civilian casualties in the Tamil-dominated areas in Sri Lanka's northeast reportedly peaked during the last leg of the war between Lankan army and LTTE.
DMK had also criticised Salman for campaigning for Rajapaksa.
Party spokesperson TKS Elangovan said, "Indian fishermen were attacked by Sri Lankan Navy and at this stage Salman Khan going to Sri Lanka to campaign for Rajapaksa means he is not bothered about the Indian fishermen. This is highly condemnable."
Sri Lankan actor-turned politician Ranjan Ramanayake also advised Salman Khan not to "sell" himself to "the corrupt politicians" and appealed him to go back to India.
Salman called Rajapaksa "an amazing man"
Salman Khan is the first Indian actor to be roped in for a poll campaign in Sri Lanka. He was quoted as describing Rajapaksa as "an amazing man" after associating him in Rajapaksa's election platform.
Tamilians protest outside Salman Khan's residence in Mumbai. https://t.co/66eeT52T2G— ANI (@ANI_news) January 4, 2015