SRK Promises he won’t work with Pakistani actors
By Vasanth Geddada : 12-Dec-2016
Shah Rukh Khan does not want to face any trouble for his coming film Raees release. Earlier, producer of the film Ritesh Sidhwani mentioned that there is no any restriction of the Pakistani actors coming to India for promoting the movie if it is needed. It is speculated that the statement can be a massive protest against the movie release.
In order to control the damage, Shah Rukh Khan has met MNS Supremo Raj Thackeray on the evening at his residence and the meeting lasted for almost an hour. During the discussion, SRK promised not to cast any actors in future and won’t bring down Mahira to promote the film in India.
For the last few days, it has been making rounds on social media that Shah Rukh Khan will bring Mahira Khan to promote the film India. Clarifying the matter, Raj Saheb said, “Mahira is not coming to India for promoting the movie and SRK won’t cast any Pakistani actors in his future films.”
Amey also confirmed that there would be no protest against SRK’s Raees film release. “In the meeting that was taken place between Raj Saheb and Chief Minister of Maharastra and Producers' Guild, it was decided that all movies that have Pakistani actors will be allowed to released but further, no Indian director, producer or actor work with Pakistani actors. SRK has also accepted to do with Raj Saheb.”
After September 18 Uri attacks that left 19 Indian soldiers dead and September 28 surgical strikes by the Indian army on Pakistan camps, the MNS has strongly reacted against the hiring of Pakistani artistes who are working in Bollywood. Thackeray has vowed to stop the movies that have Pakistani actors who played roles in Indian films including Karan Johar’s recent outing Ae Dil Hai Mushkil featuring Pakistani actors Fawad Khan and SRK’s Raees which has cast Mahira Khan.
MNS has protested against the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkhil but finally, with the intervention of state Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis created a peace bridge between with MNS and Johar and the Film & Television Producers Gild of India. This has helped the movies to have a peaceful release at the theaters.
It is not the first for SRK to face such issues before the release of the film. Earlier when Chennai Express was released it had trouble with MNS for Yanking off Marathi films to accommodate its shows in single-screen cinemas. SRK’s My Name is Khan also went into trouble with Shiv Sena but the issue has been settled amicably.