The cyberspace is abuzz with the Sena-Shah Rukh spat with netizens pouring their hearts out against the Shiv Sena's tirade against King Khan over his comments on Pakistani players in IPL. Social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook are being bombarded with anti-Sena comments.
Twitter, the most popular microblogging site, has seen almost 3,000 entries in the past 24 hours - all against the Sena tirade.
On Twitter, a special page, # mumbaiforall , has emerged as a global trending topic - where a vast number of people use the same phrase in their messages.
By Thursday evening, the topic was on the fourth position recording hundreds of tweets per minute. All entries are in protest against the Thackeray clan - Bal Thackeray, his son and Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena ( MNS) chief Raj Thackeray.
While the film fraternity has come out in support of SRK on Twitter, what is most notable is that social networking sites have provided urban India a platform to unite against the Thackerays and what they see as their divisive politics.
The Sena has always claimed that since no one comes out openly against it on a public platform, " public sentiment" is with them.
However, the outpouring of support in favour of SRK and against the Sena on social networking sites has debunked this claim.
" India for all Indians!" tweets minister of state for external affairs Shashi Tharoor on the # mumbaiforall page.
Other tweets are more dramatic.
" Sena ne kaha Mumbai chhod do, Udhav ne kaha SRK movie chhod do, MNS ne kaha V Day chhod do, Ek din kahenge India chhod do... No way!" Rahul Gupta hits a filmy note reminiscent of SRK's dialogue in Devdas.
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