Twitter world is in frenzy with celebs tweeting their views frantically about the brewing storm. Tension is growing over the release of SRK's new movie My Name is Khan since he has been caught in the controversy with the Shiv Sena. "We can't release the film and put our audience under threat unless the matter is resolved," said a senior executive of a national multiplex chain on condition of anonymity.
Responding to such news, Vir Sanghvi tweets "SRK is the first movie star to stand up to Shiv Sena even when his film is releasing. Wish Bollywood had more like him."
Others like Barkha Dutt are voicing concerns over the growing authority of Shiv Sena over our democracy as she tweets: "if our democracy cant keep @iamsrk safe from small time goons we as well be a mobocracy. Shiv Sena needs to be stopped. Now!"
Director Madhur Bhandarkar tweets: "A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools & enemies..."
The controversy seems to be gathering heat as opinions are voiced back and forth with some saying it's a tactic to promote the movie. Pritish Nandy tweets "The Shiv Sena has its own agenda. @iamsrk has his own. Trust me, both will benefit from this confrontation."
On the other hand, Amitabh Bachchan who has faced the music from Shiv Sena before is all praise for Thackeray this time. "Uddhav Thackeray calls. He has just come out of the theatre after 'Rann' and is not able to find appropriate words to describe his appreciation for the film and the performance. Minutes later Bala Saheb calls. 'I want to see this film. Come and show it to me !' 'You have not been to see me for a long time !I assure him I shall arrange a projection in his house. I ask after his health. He is fine" he says on his blog.
Perhaps B-town needs to come together and fight this menace.