Expelled SP leader Amar Singh on Thursday said that in the wake of the Shah Rukh Khan-bashing by Shiv Sena, Bollywood should throw its weight behind the superstar. Singh said Bollywood should join hands whenever one of its members faces such a situation.
"No one uttered a word when Aamir Khan was targetted for his stand on the Narmada dam. Amitabh Bachchan got no support when his name was dragged in the Bofors (scam). When Bal Thackerey targetted Jaya Bachchan, she was not extended support," he told reporters.
According to Singh, the Maharashtra government should intervene to ensure that "those living in Mannat (Shah Rukh's house) and people from north India feel secure."
He, however, said that though incidents like these made news, the plight of the common man facing similar situation often goes unreported.
"When a Bollywood actor is detained at an airport or when he comes under attack for his statements, media highlights the issue. But when north Indians are targetted in Maharashtra, their plight often goes unreported," he said.