Prominent Bollywood actors Abhishek Bachchan, Salman Khan, Kajol and Bipasha Basu today came out openly in support of Shah Rukh Khan, who has come under attack by the Shiv Sena for backing the inclusion of Pakistani cricketers in the upcoming IPL.
Abhishek, the first from the Bachchan family to have broken the silence over the issue, "All that has been happening over the past few days is very unfortunate and sad! I believe that sports, arts and culture should be above politics," Abhishek wrote on the micro-blogging site Twitter.
"My family and I have faced many such incidents in the past. And all I wish for is peace and harmony to prevail over all citizens," he added. Salman Khan, who is said to be not on cordial terms with SRK, too defended him, saying he has not said anything which is wrong. "What should he apologize for? My Name is Khan should be released for sure. It has to. As an industry we pay huge entertainment tax to the government and we entertain the people also. We don't think like politicians. I anyway don't understand this whole thing of taking a morcha and going to somebody's house," he said.
Kajol, who is in London now with SRK for the promotion of their new film, assured her fans that the film will be released as scheduled on February 12, notwithstanding the threat from the Sena which has warned cinema owners against its screening.