Following reports that the Shiv Sena unit of Punjab announced that whoever slapped actor Aamir Khan over his "intolerance" remarks would be rewarded Rs 1 lakh and the Lucknow unit conducting a mock funeral of the actor on Wednesday, the party has distanced itself from the remarks.
Shiv Sena leader and Yuva Sena Chief Aaditya Thackeray on Thursday tweeted,
This is to clarify once again, the Party has released a statement which shall be reflected by media soon, hopefully abt Lucknow n Ludhianaâ€” Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) November 26, 2015
The Shiv Sena Party has clearly stated today that it has absolutely nothing to do with the statement of offer of the slapping and so on.â€” Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) November 26, 2015
The Punjab unit of the Shiv Sena on Wednesday reportedly announced a reward for those who would slap Khan. The statement came while party workers were protesting outside hotel MBD Radisson Blu in Ludhiana, where the actor was staying while he was campaigning for his upcoming movie "Dangal", The Indian Express reported.
"We give an opportunity to the manager and employees of the hotel and also the team of his film to slap Aamir and get Rs 1 lakh from us. The courageous and patriotic persons who will slap Aamir Khan in Ludhiana will get Rs 1 lakh reward per slap from us," The Indian Express quoted Rajeev Tandon, Punjab chairman of Shiv Sena as saying.
Shiv Sena workers also allegedly raised slogans and used derogatory remarks against him and burnt his photographs, the report added.
The Lucknow unit of the Shiv Sena also conducted a mock funeral of the actor on Wednesday. An ANI report stated, "Shiv Sena workers said Aamir had earned a lot of money from this country and if he still felt India was intolerant, he should go to Pakistan with his family and stay there."