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I am what I am because of Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan

Feb 06, 2010 12:31 PM IST India India

Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan returned from London on Saturday to Mumbai even as Shiv Sena once again threatened to block the release of his next film My name Is Khan.

Refusing to bow down to Shiv Sena's threats Shah Rukh Khan claimed that he had only said what every Indian should say.

"I have not said anything wrong or dangerous to anyone. I have already explained myself. No body told us not to buy Pakistani players. We have only one slot left with Kolkata Knight Riders," said Shah Rukh while addressing the media in Mumbai on Saturday afternoon,

"I have met Thackerays in the past and I enjoy their company. Whenever Balasaheb has called I have always gone to meet him," he said,.

"I may have been misunderstood by some but I am what I am because of Mumbai," he added.

Shiv Sena, meanwhile, seems to be divided on how far it can go in taking on SRK.

Sources say senior party leader Manohar Joshi wants the Sena to soften its stand on SRK, but the section led by Saamna editor Sanjay Raut is in no mood to back off.

Sena had on Saturday morning done a U-turn on the issue of Shah Rukh Khan supporting Pakistani players and said that the party would not oppose his film.

But after a few hours the party renewed its threat.

Police personnel have been deployed in a large number at Shah Rukh's residence Mannat to prevent any untoward incident.

Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray has also called SRK a traitor in his latest article, saying the Bollywood superstar must remember that the 26/11 attackers were mostly Pakistanis.

"Mumbai has not only sheltered Shah Rukh Khan but other Bollywood stars as well. Despite this Shah Rukh Khan is now favouring Pakistani players. He is a traitor. His actions have hurt the sentiments of most of the Indians," Thackeray wrote in party mouthpiece Saamna.

Shah Rukh Khan has refused to apologise for his comments backing Pakistani cricketers.

"(I) would not apologise. I said what I believe in as an Indian. I haven't said anything personally against anyone. I would apologise to my director, co-stars, business partners if because of me, the film is affected. It's really sad, makes me rethink. I have apolgoised in the past if my film has caused offence - to hairstylists for Barber. But here, what am I supposed to apologise for? It's just very sad," said Shah Rukh in London on Wednesday.

SRK has defied Sena' threats and said that even though he was a proud Indian it did not mean that he should criticise people from other countries.

The Bollywood superstar owns IPL team Kolkota Knight Riders.

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