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Salman denies rooting for Raj

india Updated: Mar 08, 2008 02:24 IST
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Actor Salman Khan on Friday denied supporting Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on the gag order against him.

He was upset over reports quoting MNS members saying that several actors, including Khan, had expressed opposition to the gag order imposed on Thackeray since February 11.

In a statement, Khan said: “This is to reaffirm that me and my family (sic) have been unnecessarily dragged into the migration issue with regard to the North Indians.”

“The media story stating our support with regards (sic) to this issue is misrepresented...,” the letter said. “My father is a migrant who lived in Madhya Pradesh and my mother comes from Jammu and that qualifies us as migrants.... I would request my friends from the media not to misrepresent our position,” the letter added.

Actor Manoj Bajpai said: “Every state should develop smaller cities and make jobs available.”

Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha told Saamna: “There is no need to create a controversy on what Sena chief Bal Thackeray has said as everyone has freedom of speech and expression.”