Red Chillies Entertainment, run by actor Shah Rukh Khan [ Images ], who had come under fire from Shiv Sena [ Images ] for his support to Pakistani players during IPL bidding, has wished Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray [ Images ] on his 50th birthday on Tuesday.
A half-page advertisement by the company greeting Uddhav appeared on Tuesday in Sena mouthpiece Saamana's supplement, a 96-page pullout brought out to mark the occasion, which is seen as a move by Shah Rukh to placate the Sena.
The 44-year-old actor was the target of Sena ire for his support to Pakistani cricketers during Indian Premier League [ Images ] (IPL) bidding earlier this year.
Shiv Sainiks had also held angry demonstrations at theatres, seeking a ban on the actor's film My Name Is Khan in February.
Sena chief Bal Thackeray [ Images ] had also attacked Shah Rukh.