http://ibnlive.in.com/news/shiv-sena-targets-shah-rukh-khan-for-backing-pak-players/109375-37.html Shiv Sena targets Shah Rukh Khan for backing Pak players CNN-IBN Published on Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 12:18, Updated on Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 12:59 in Politics section NOT IN TUNE: Shiv Sena activists tore off posters of SRK's film My Name is Khan. January 29, 2010 Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan's statements on the Indian Premier League snub to Pakistani cricketers has riled Shiv Sena with the party on Friday saying that the Bollywood star's upcoming film My name is Khan will not be allowed to be screened. Shiv Sena activists on Friday tore off posters of My name is Khan in Thane protesting Shah Rukh's statement that Pakistani cricketers should be allowed to participate in IPL. "Let us see how he dares to take in Pakistani players. We will see to it. We will not tolerate anybody praising Pakistanis. Balasaheb has already given instructions on the issue. You will see what Shiv Sena will do in the coming days," said Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut. Shah Rukh Khan, who owns the Kolkata Knight Riders team, had said that the IPL could have handled the controversy over franchisees not selecting Pakistani cricketers at an auction in a “nicer manner”. "If there is an issue with any other country I think it can be resolved in a friendly and nicer manner,” Khan said. “I believe my country stands for democracy, goodness and welcome-ness. We should open our arms to everyone and I think we should have a little more leeway in involving people from all over the world to come and showcase their talent,” he said. None of the 11 Pakistani players in the fray was picked by any of the eight IPL franchisees in the January 19 auction in Mumbai and entire Pakistan cried foul after the snub.