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Mumbai, Jan 16 : Canadian adult film actor Sunny Leone visited the famous Siddhivinayak temple early this morning alongwith Ekta Kapoor to seek blessings of Lord Ganesha.
Sunny, who will be doing Ragini MMS2 for Ekta Kapoor, went with the later to the temple. She was wearing a blue and magenta kameez and salwar with a white dupatta with golden border, and a tilak adorned her forehead.
Shiv Sena raised the red flag saying anybody who has true devotion in mind was welcome to the temple, but Sunny was doing this for publicity and for promoting commercial interests, which was unacceptable.
Prem Shukla, editor of Dopahar Ka Saamna, the Shiv Sena tabloid, said, such people seeking publicity should be barred from visiting temples.
Former trustee of Siddivinayak Mandir Trust Udaypratap Singh said, those devotees who come to the temple with true devotion are welcome, but a visit to the temple should not be exploited for commercial interests and publicity.
Ambarish Mishra | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; May 20, 2012)
Mumbai: While slamming Shah Rukh Khan for misbehaving with a security guard and Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officials at Wankhede stadium, Shiv Sena CEO Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said that the five-year ban on the star will be revoked due to his excellent equations with New Delhi.
Referring to the matinee idol’s proximity to 10 Janpath and the BCCI, the Shiv Sena leader said, “Shah Rukh Khan has very good connections with New Delhi. His high-placed and powerful friends in the national capital will bail him out.”
The MCA clamped a five year ban on Khan from entering Wankhede stadium after Wednesday’s fracas. The MCA has accused Khan of abusing and assaulting its officials and a security guard in an inebriated condition.
The actor has denied that he was drunk and said that he had lost his temper after the security official at the stadium “manhandled” his children who were on the ground.
Speaking informally to mediapersons, Thackeray challenged the MCA to ban the Bollywood star from stepping into Wankhede stadium for life. “What would the MCA and the BCCI have done if a common citizen was involved in a similar incident?” asked the Shiv Sena CEO.
Thackeray clarified that he had no personal animosity towards Khan but the MCA crackdown on the actor will be undone because of his equations with New Delhi. “There are chances that the BCCI may clamp a ban on the MCA for banning Khan from entering the stadium for More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, November 26, 2010 – 14:27 IST
Shah Rukh Khan seems to have earned the wrath of Shiv Sena yet again. In its mouthpiece Saamna, the Shiv Sena has criticised SRK for hosting a dinner party in London for Pakistani TV channel Prime TV and that too today which marks the 2nd anniversary of the horrific 26/11 terror attacks.
It may be recalled that SRK’s comments on the inclusion of Pakistani cricketers in the IPL earlier this year had angered the Shiv Sainiks who had protested against the release of the actor’s film My Name Is Khan.
Now with this act of his, SRK has once again rubbed Shiv Sena the wrong way.
Somit Sen | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; March 21, 2010)
Mumbai: Chief minister Ashok Chavan on Saturday said he had not promoted SRK’s film My Name is Khan and was only doing his duty of ensuring that its release in Mumbai was safe.
He was reacting to an editorial in the Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece, Saamna, on Saturday, which slammed him for deploying 22,000 policemen to ensure the safe release of the movie. Saamna said that the ATS in Gujarat had recently interrogated terrorists who confessed that MNIK was being used propaganda material by terrorist organisations.
“The film shows the insulting situations faced by Muslims and how they are given step-motherly treatment by other communities. This is being used as a propaganda to instigate Muslim youths to take up jihad,’’ it stated.
Chavan said he was seeking details of the findings of the Ahmedabad ATS. “I have nothing to do with the promotion of the film. It is my duty as a chief minister to provide security to every film which is cleared by the censor board,’’ he said.
“We are grateful to the people of Maharashtra for reposing faith in the government and coming to cinema halls to watch the movie despite threats,’’ he added.
Meanwhile, the Sena has demanded that the government should levy entertainment tax on IPL cricket matches. “We are losing out on crores of rupees as revenue while the IPL organisers are making huge profits,’’ said Sena group leader Subhash Desai. Chavan said the More >
Bharati Dubey & Ambarish Mishra | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; February 7, 2010)
Mumbai: Both parties in the Shiv Sena-Shah Rukh Khan feud appeared to climb down a little on Saturday without backing off from their ideological positions amid talk that a Bollywood actor and a senior state politician had played mediator between the party and the actor.
The Sena, despite insisting that Khan was a “traitor’’ for taking up the cause of Pakistani players who were not picked by any team for IPL, said on Saturday that it was not interested in disrupting the screening of his next release, My Name Is Khan.
The first Sena official comment—on not wanting to disrupt the film—came, significantly, a day after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi declined the safety of a helicopter and travelled by Mumbai’s lifeline, the local train, through some traditional Sena bastions, sending out an unmistakably strong political rejoinder to the Sena and its agenda.
Khan’s comments, too, after he touched down in Mumbai on Saturday morning, were much more guarded than those he had made abroad. Not once did he say he had said anything wrong—when he commented on Pakistani players not being picked for IPL teams (his own team did not pick any)—but he made the right noises to indicate that he was not interested in taking the war of words forward in the run-up to the release of his film on February More >
Nitin Yeshwantrao | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; January 30, 2010)
Thane: The Shiv Sena’s Thane unit on Friday ordered a ban on all Shah Rukh Khan movies in the city and “appealed’’ to owners of multiplex and single-screen theatres not to put up posters of the actor and his next release, My Name Is Khan.
Sena leader and local MLA Eknath Shinde, who led a group of sainiks to Eternity Mall in Thane on Friday, said the star owed an apology to the nation and their party chief Bal Thackeray for his remarks on the exclusion of Pakistan players from the IPL-3.
Shiv Sena mouthpiece, Saamna, has carried an article expressing resentment against Shah Rukh—owner of Kolkata Knight Riders—for his reported statement in favour of Pakistani cricketers. The mouthpiece also criticised the actor for his objection to Bal Thackeray’s opposition to Australian cricketers; the leader wanted a ban on the Aussies in Mumbai following the attacks on Indians in Australia.
“Balasaheb had opposed the entry of Australians to the state to protest against the attacks on Indians in Melbourne. As a nationalist, he echoed the sentiment of scores of Indians. For Khan, however, all this is a business deal and about more profits. But we will not allow Australians to play in the state,’’ Shinde said.
Shah Rukh was not available for comment.
The Kolkota Knight Riders owner had expressed More >