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Cong MP backs SRK; demands action against intimidation by Sena

PTI  Mumbai, February 04, 2010
First Published: 16:38 IST(4/2/2010) | Last Updated: 16:55 IST(4/2/2010)
Coming out in support of actor Shah Rukh Khan, under attack from Shiv Sena for his views on Pakistani players in IPL, Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam on Thursday demanded action against those threatening theatre owners with regard to release of the superstar's upcoming film.

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Nirupam said Shah Rukh had spoken on the subject as the owner of an IPL team. "I read his interview carefully where he has just mentioned that it would have been good if Pakistani players were bought in the auction," the Mumbai North MP told a press conference.

He also demanded action against those threatening and intimidating theatre owners against the release of Khan's film My Name is Khan on February 12.

He also appealed to the film industry not to bow to Shiv Sena's intimidation.

Nirupam also demanded a probe into MNS chief Raj Thackeray's comment targeting SP leader Abu Azmi.

Thackeray had yesterday said that when Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab could learn Marathi in a year then why can't Azmi who has been living in Mumbai for years.

He said the government should also look into the provocative and intimidating language of the 'Saamna', Sena's mouthpiece, and take necessary action.


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