Shah Rukh Khan a self proclaimed Nishan-e-Pakistan: Bal Thackeray
Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Saturday saw a conspiracy in the fake Twitter profile of Amitabh Bachchan saying it was an attempt to defame the actor by posting negative comments about Shah Rukh Khan’s film Ra.One.
“I see a conspiracy to defame Bachchan, who is the last king (Shahenshah) of Bollywood,” Thackeray, a close friend of the megastar, said in today’s editorial of the Sena mouthpiece Saamana and also sought Bharat Ratna for Bachchan.
At the same time, Thackeray dubbed Shah Rukh as “self-proclaimed Nishan-e-Pakistan”.
A joke was doing rounds that stocks of painkillers ran out on October 26 (when Ra.One released) and government had announced compensation for those who suffered due to the the film, it said.
“Even though it is difficult to say whether the smear campaign against Bachchan is linked to the failure of Shah Rukh’s film, such things are not new to Bollywood,” the Sena patriarch said.
Controversies are manufactured in Bollywood to attract audiences… The possibility of this being a reason to mentally harass Bachchan cannot be denied. I know Bachchan for several years… he is a megastar because of his simplicity, elegance, humane nature and because he is a nationalist to the core. Some people have taken the help of Twitter and Facebook to defame him,” the editorial said.
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