Bal Thackeray praises Aamir, compares him to SRK
While asking the Karnataka government to allow the telecast of Aamir Khan's maiden television show 'Satyameva Jayate', Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray today said, "The point is Aamir Khan is not like Shah Rukh Khan or other Khans who found nothing wrong in Pakistan cricketers playing in India."
"(Aamir's) programmes and movies always dwell on patriotism and love for the country. They always inspire the youth," he said.
In the Tiger's good books: Aamir Khan (File photo)
Thackeray lavishly praised Aamir's show which went on air last Sunday and secured thumbs up around the country.
In an editorial in the Sena mouthpiece Saamna today, Thackeray said that Karnataka's decision on grounds that the show was unacceptable to Kannada film makers showed that parochialism had overtaken patriotism.
He took the opportunity to hit out at Karnataka for its attempts to gag the Marathis in the state even as a long-pending boundary dispute with Maharashtra awaits a solution.