Now, Shiv Sena attacks Saif Ali Khan
After targeting Shahrukh Khan for his remarks on Pakistani cricketers, Shiv Sena has now targeted Saif Ali Khan. Uddhav Thackeray took potshots at the actor calling him a vagabond who did not deserve the Padma Shri award.india Updated: Feb 01, 2010 16:57 IST
Recently, members of the Bishnoi community also protested against Saif. They demanded withdrawal of the Padma Shri to him and burnt Khan's effigy in Jodhpur. The community cited the pending court case against him under the Wildlife Protection Act for killing two black bucks while shooting for Sooraj Barjatya's film Hum Saath Saath Hain in October, 1998.
In 2009, Kareena and Saif starrer Kurbaan also was in the news, when Shiv Sena protested against the posters of the film showing Kareena's bare back.
"I fail to understand as to why the federal government has honored the actor with the prestigious Padma Shri Award for excellence in the field of art,” he said. “The Sena demands the immediate withdrawal of the award given to Saif."