Shah Rukh Khan Promises Raj Thackeray That He Won’t Work With Pakistani Artistes: Report
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Sunday reportedly met Raj Thackeray, the MNS Supremo and promised him that he wouldn’t work with any Pakistan actors in future.
Khan whose upcoming movie ‘Raees‘ is set to release in January 26, 2017, had an hour-long meeting at Thackeray’s residence in Mumbai.
Speaking to the Indian Express, Amey Khopkar of MNS confirmed that Khan would neither get Mahira Khan, the Pakistan actress cast in Raees, for promotion, nor cast any other Pakistan artistes in future.
“There was news in the media for past one week that SRK is going to get Mahira Khan to India for film promotions. So he came here to meet Raj saheb to tell that Mahira Khan is not coming to India for any kind of film promotion and he will also not cast any Pakistani artistes in future,” Amey Khopak was quoted in the Indian Express.
Thackray also said the actor had come over to clarify the rumors of the Mahira Khan would be campaigning the film were false.
“He (Shah Rukh) had come to inform me that rumours about Mahira Khan promoting Raees are false. He specifically came to clarify Mahira will not be a part of the promotions in India,” Thackray said.
Amey also clarified that the MSN wouldn’t protest the release of Raees.
“In the meeting between Raj Saheb and the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Producers’ Guild that took place in October, it was decided all the films that have already been shot that has Pakistani actors in it will be allowed to release and going forward no Indian producer, director or actor will work with Pakistani artistes. SRK too agreed to the same in his meeting with Raj Saheb,” Amey added.