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Raj Thackeray seeks help from Salman Khan weeks after calling him a 'brainless' man

Vineeta Kumar | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 4:17 IST

The MNS (Maharashtra Navnirman Sena) chief Raj Thackery has issued an open letter to Bollywood, threatening them to 'financially' help drought victims in the Marathwara region of Maharashtra. The letter apparently asks Bollywood celebrities, especially actors Salman Khan and Aamir Khan, to provide monetary aid to people or face a blackout of Hindi films in the state.

A few weeks ago, Raj Thackeray had called Salman Khan a 'brainless' person. Expressing his stance on the actor's tweets against the hanging of the 1993 Mumbai blast convicted Yakub Memon, Thackeray had said:

"Salman is a man without brains, while his father is a respectable man. He does not read newspapers and does not know the law and thus went on tweeting in his (Yakub's) favour. Then there are people who sent letters to the President seeking mercy for the traitor. How can anybody question a Supreme Court order?"

Well, we won't argue over why the MNS is seeking Bollywood's help. But banning film releases surely demands a justification. Plus, one wonders why Thackeray wants Salman Khan to help, as he considers him 'brainless'!

First published: 8 September 2015, 1:33 IST
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Vineeta brings Bollywood fun and intricate showbiz details to Catch/Speed News. She has worked with IndiaTV, Zee News, and is here to provide Catch readers with the best of 'quality entertainment'. A Delhi girl, Vineeta pursued BMMMC from I P College for Women, Delhi University, and craves to know more all the time. When she is not indulging in a serious cinematic discussion over a film she just watched, Vineeta is either reading a fantasy book or polishing her artistic skills.