Discussion in 'Shah Rukh Khan Dhamaal' started by DianaDimple, Jan 29, 2010.
Sena the drama queen!
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That last article is wonderful. Thanks for sharing it.
These people need to apolgoize to Shahrukh for what they have done till now. I'm still a lil apprehensive to be honest so I hope the cops still remain on alert when it comes to Feb 12 and give the threatres the security they need. These people are known for their flip flops so I hope the government still remains alert.
hey i saw on this news that SRK fans gathered to protest against Shiv sena :
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.
Buzz up!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 [COLOR=#9A0003 ! important][COLOR=#9A0003 ! important]film[/COLOR][/COLOR] '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 [COLOR=#9A0003 ! important][COLOR=#9A0003 ! important]community[/COLOR][/COLOR] can bring any difference to make us. We understand that he has done nothing wrong," he added. (ANI)
so i dont get it, is it all over now? will they show MNIK in mumbai?
Yes it is all resolved..MNIK is releasing in MUMBAI
see Mr. SS, you mess with SRK.. you mess with the whole world
'SRK can place views before Balasaheb'
India Blooms News Service
Mumbai, Feb 6 (IBNS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray Saturday said Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan can meet party supremo Balasaheb Thackeray and place his views before him over the ongoing issues.
"We have not spoken to Shah Rukh as yet. If he feels he has made a mistake he can come and place his views before Balasaheb. Shiv Sainiks will react based on their own anger,” Thackeray told reporters here.
Meanwhile, SRK arrived here from London on Saturday amid unprecedented security arrangements amid fears of a Shiv Sena protest and said he would call on the Sena chief if invited.
"Let's be gracious. Let's talk it out. I am pro-relationship. I have always gone and met Balasaheb Thackeray whenever he called. I have been to his functions," he told newspersons jostling outside the airport here for his bytes.
Shiv Sena has softened its stand on SRK apparently and has not issued any instruction to protest.
SRK said he would not go and meet Sena chief just for this reason (protest against his new film) on his own but he respects a senior leader like Bal Thackeray and would love to meet him if asked.
"I am what I am for Mumbai. I want every Mumbaikar to be happy. Mumbaikars want me to be happy. It (Mumbai) has given me more reasons to celebrate," SRK said.
SRK also clarified his stand on non-inclusion of Pakistani players in his Kolkata Knight Riders team saying there was only one slot available for his team at the auction (in which all Pakistani players were ignored by all IPL teams).
"There was only one slot available and you cannot take more than that. We wanted Abdul Razzaq but there are rules," he said dismissing that the rejection of Pakistani players was preplanned.
SRK arrive to heavy security outside the airport and the route to his bungalow Mannat.
No Shiv Sena supporters were spotted outside the airport or anywhere else in Mumbai to show protest against the actor who refused to apologise to the outfit for his stance on inclusion of Pakistani players in the Indian Premier League (IPL), but police took no chances.
Shahrukh Khan's costar in the film My Name is Khan, Kajol, also arrived with him and she headed home. Kajol had also slammed the Shiv Sena on her Twitter post.
A day before, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also stumped the Shiv Sena by moving around freely in Mumbai and even travelling in a local train despite plans to show him black flags and disrupt his schedule for his "Mumbai for all Indians" stance.
Pushed to the wall by opposition from all quarters, the Shiv Sena apparently decided to back away from their plan to disrupt the release of My Name is Khan in Mumbai.
In an editorial in the party mouthpiece Saamna published Saturday, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray said his party would not oppose the release of My Name is Khan, which brings together the hit pair of SRK and Kajol after eight years.
"Shah Rukh Khan is a traitor but we will not oppose his film," Thackeray reportedly said.
The party had earlier planned to oppose the release of this film.
Shiv Sena would also not be protesting the inclusion of Australian players in the third edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), reports added.
Lets hope that's the end of that!
In the meantime I suspect srk's popularity has expanded considerably as he's shown what an strong, principled person he is!
All hail the King!
Re : Re: Shiv Sena targets Shah Rukh Khan for backing Pak players
yes very funny
SRK returns to Mumbai today; eye on Sena
Remarks on Pak players misconstrued: Shah Rukh
Headlines Today Bureau
Mumbai, February 6, 2010
Under attack from Shiv Sena, Shah Rukh Khan on Saturday said it was sad that his remarks on Pakistani cricketers in IPL have been misconstrued but ruled out meeting Bal Thackeray on his own to sort out the controversy.
"I think what I said has been misconstrued. I am pro good relationship with countries. I am not pro some other country and not my own country. How is it possible?" he told reporters outside the airport on his arrival from London amid tight security.
Asked if he would go to 'Matoshree', home of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, who has been attacking the actor for his comments on the non-inclusion of Pakistani players in the 3rd edition of IPL, to explain his position, the actor said Bal Thackeray was a senior leader and he had gone to his residence whenever he was called.
"I have been there so often. Yes, I would like to go and have drink with him. But on this matter, I don't see....there is no reason for going and asking....but if my stand needs to be explained to someone, I have already done it. I don't think there is an issue on that front," Khan said.
But the 44-year-old actor's upcoming film My Name Is Khan faces threat from Sena supporters
As if the security clampdown in Mumbai on Friday wasn't enough, there could be another gridlock in the maximum city today.
And this time it is the security for Bollywood badshah Shahrukh Khan who has just landed in Mumbai.
While the Shiv Sena may have made a U-turn on SRK's film My Name is Khan, the Mumbai Police is not taking any chances with the Sena's stormtroopers.
Police stepped security up at Mumbai airport ahead of SRK's arrival.
A police convoy was to escort the superstar to his house, Mannat where Sainiks tried to stage a demonstration last week.
A security cordon has also been thrown around his house.
The actor has been locked in a duel with the Shiv Sena over the last few days over his comments on Pakistani cricketers.
But so far he had been battling the party from overseas.
Shah Rukh Khan had been abroad promoting his upcoming release My Name is Khan.
The Sena had warned the actor that he must apologise for his words or face the consequences. However, SRK has categorically said he has done nothing wrong.
For now, the Shiv Sena is waiting for SRK to come up with a statement before plotting the next move.
Earlier, the Sena announced that it would not oppose SRK's upcoming movie My name is Khan.
In his editorial in Saamna, Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray has said that Shiv Sainiks will not disrupt the screening of My name is Khan.
This is in sharp contrast to earlier Sena stand that it will not allow SRK's upcoming movie to run in theatres.
The Sena had launched a vicious campaign against the Bollywood actor for his comments favouring Pak players.
But Thackeray's editorial also reiterates his earlier allegations that SRK has the support of Congress.
Referring to Sonia Gandhi and Rahul, the sena patriarch writes that SRK can go ahead with the support of Itlalian lady and her son.
Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan returned from London on Saturday to Mumbai even as Shiv Sena once again threatened to block the release of his next film My name Is Khan.
Refusing to bow down to Shiv Sena's threats Shah Rukh Khan claimed that he had only said what every Indian should say.
"I have not said anything wrong or dangerous to anyone. I have already explained myself. No body told us not to buy Pakistani players. We have only one slot left with Kolkata Knight Riders," said Shah Rukh while addressing the media in Mumbai on Saturday afternoon,
"I have met Thackerays in the past and I enjoy their company. Whenever Balasaheb has called I have always gone to meet him," he said,.
"I may have been misunderstood by some but I am what I am because of Mumbai," he added.
Shiv Sena, meanwhile, seems to be divided on how far it can go in taking on SRK.
Sources say senior party leader Manohar Joshi wants the Sena to soften its stand on SRK, but the section led by Saamna editor Sanjay Raut is in no mood to back off.
Sena had on Saturday morning done a U-turn on the issue of Shah Rukh Khan supporting Pakistani players and said that the party would not oppose his film.
But after a few hours the party renewed its threat.
Police personnel have been deployed in a large number at Shah Rukh's residence Mannat to prevent any untoward incident.
Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray has also called SRK a traitor in his latest article, saying the Bollywood superstar must remember that the 26/11 attackers were mostly Pakistanis.
"Mumbai has not only sheltered Shah Rukh Khan but other Bollywood stars as well. Despite this Shah Rukh Khan is now favouring Pakistani players. He is a traitor. His actions have hurt the sentiments of most of the Indians," Thackeray wrote in party mouthpiece Saamna.
Shah Rukh Khan has refused to apologise for his comments backing Pakistani cricketers.
"(I) would not apologise. I said what I believe in as an Indian. I haven't said anything personally against anyone. I would apologise to my director, co-stars, business partners if because of me, the film is affected. It's really sad, makes me rethink. I have apolgoised in the past if my film has caused offence - to hairstylists for Barber. But here, what am I supposed to apologise for? It's just very sad," said Shah Rukh in London on Wednesday.
SRK has defied Sena' threats and said that even though he was a proud Indian it did not mean that he should criticise people from other countries.
The Bollywood superstar owns IPL team Kolkota Knight Riders.
what i don't understand is how supporting peace with pakistan is being a traitor..seriously? how can they call him that.. he is a truly good india citizen that respectfully stood up for what he believes in..a right that he has an indian because it is a democratic nation..its shocking to think that someone can be a traitor because they want to do the right thing while everyone else is doing the wrong thing...
vid of the press conf in mumbai:
haha.. "america ghusne nahi dega.. india rehne nahi dega.. jaaye to kahaan jaaye?" sad but true!
We love you SRK...
There's politics, agenda behind all this: SRK
Saturday, February 06, 2010 (Mumbai)
"My daughter asked me over the phone if we'll have to leave India."
At a press conference on Saturday, Shah Rukh Khan elaborately discussed the controversy over Shiv Sena's reaction to his comments on Pakistani cricketers being excluded from the Indian Premier League's next season.
The Sena had threatened to block the release of SRK's new film My Name Is Khan, scheduled to release on February 12.
SRK made his position (on the issue) clear: "I have only said what every Indian should. I stand by what I have said. I think there's a bit of agenda and politics in all this."
"Often we film people find ourselves on the wrong side of politics. I don't think Sena went against my film because it has 'Khan' in the name. The good news is that I have just heard there will be no problems with my film," he added.
"I have a personal identity, but also a national identity - we are Indians, and my Indian identity makes me believe in certain things. I don't hold any one responsible and I stand by what I have said," he reiterated. Pics:SRK back home amid tight security
Earlier in the day, moments after he landed in Mumbai after a trip to New York and London to promote My Name is Khan, SRK hinted at an olive branch for the Shiv Sena. "I am what I am because of Mumbai.I want everyone in Mumbai to be happy. Why should we have this kind of stress? Let's be patient and talk it out," the actor said, amid huge security at the airport.
Shahrukh insisted that the entire controversy over his statements has been misunderstood. "If I say anything it will be misconstrued and further turned around, let me not even use big words. I am pro relationship with countries, which was misconstrued," he said,
The actor underlined his relationship with the Thackeray family, saying that he has interacted with them many times - and if they want to speak to him on this, he would be willing to meet them. "I will go meet Balasaheb if he calls me. He is a senior leader. I have gone in the past when he's called me. I enjoy his company," he said, with.
For its part, the Shiv Sena seems be in two minds over the issue. Uddhav Thackeray's reactions indicate that the Sena isn't sure about opposing the release of SRK's new film. "We have not spoken to Shah Rukh as yet. If he feels he has made a mistake he can come and place his views before Balasaheb. Shiv Sainiks will react based on their own anger," he said. (Read: Let SRK explain his stand, says Uddhav Thackeray)
On Saturday, Sena chief Bal Thackeray wrote in the party's mouthpiece Saamna that the Sena would not stop the screening of My Name Is Khan, as threatened earlier. (Read: Shiv Sena won't block SRK's film?)
However, Sena leaders later said that Thackeray's editorial was sarcastic, and their threats against the film stand. Mumbai's senior-most policemen have clarified that they will protect cinemas screening the film. (Read: Top cop AN Roy assures full security to theatres)
Theatre-owners have received phone calls and letters from the Sena, warning them not to show the movie.
They were also told not to screen the film unless Shah Rukh apologises. In London, a few days ago, Khan, at a presser, said that was not likely to happen.
The Shiv Sena has already burnt its fingers with the visit of Rahul Gandhi. Over 300 of its workers were detained, but Gandhi stole the show. Now it may want to avoid a repeat and be happy with a face saver.