The Shiv Sena on Saturday said that superstar Shah Rukh Khan should have displayed ‘patriotic credentials’ and returned to India after he was insulted by the US authorities, who detained him yet again the previous day.
Considering the fact that the ‘tolerant actor’ goes to the US repeatedly, the Sena said that it would have been a slap on their face if he had decided to return instead of proceeding with his journey.
Sena was reacting to Khan’s detention at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday. This was the third time the actor had been detained by a US airport. In the past he had been detained at New York in 2012 and Newark airport in 2009.
“This has been a common occurrence with Shah Rukh at most big US airports. Still, this tolerant actor goes to the US repeatedly, only to get insulted,” an editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana said.
“He should have returned, displaying patriotic credentials, and telling the US that ‘I won’t step into your country if you are going to insult me in this manner,’ the Sena said.
“Had he done so, it would have been a slap on the face for America. The US views every Muslim as a terrorist,” the Sena remarked.
The party also suggest that the Khans should give direction to the youth of Kashmir which is witnessing rampage. “The Khans of Bollywood should take to Twitter to ‘show direction’ to misguided youth in Kashmir who are on a rampage,” Sena added.
The editorial also cited last November’s incident when Bollywood actor Aamir Khan said that his wife Kiran Rao wondered whether they should relocate to another country, as she feared for the safety of their children.
At the time, the issue of ‘intolerance’ in India was being hotly debated and several artists and authors had returned government awards to protest against intolerance.Back to latest news