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Sena targets King Khan

September 09, 2008 11:25 IST

After MNS Chief Raj Thackeray's attack on Jaya Bachchan over her alleged anti-Marathi remarks, Shiv Sena has now targeted Bollywood badshah Shah Rukh Khan [Images] for his Delhi [Images] origin.

"Shah Rukh says he is a Dilliwala. If you are from Delhi, then why have you come to Maharashtra," Sena Chief Bal Thackeray said in an editorial in party mouthpiece Saamana on Tuesday.

"You come to Maharashtra to earn fame and wealth but once you have had your fill, then you will evoke the name of the region from where you came from. And Marathi people are expected not to utter a word in their own state," the Sena mouthpiece said.

"If you have a sense of regionalism, then what is wrong if we also indulged in it a bit," Saamana said. "In southern states, the anti-Hindi campaign has been on for the last sixty years. There is a ban on Hindi films and Hindi news in Tamil Nadu. In Assam, those speaking in Hindi are killed," it said. "Why don't the people who boast here that they are from UP or Bihar go to these areas and unfurl the Hindi banner," the editorial said.

"Amitabh Bachchan [Images] does not belong to a region or language. When it comes to his art, walls of regionalism and language crumble down. He is such a great actor," Saamana said. "However, when his wife proclaims that 'we are from Uttar Pradesh' [Images], how does one fathom that," it asked.

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