‘Who is Shahrukh Khan? I don’t know about him or his movie Pathaan,” Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said when media people questioned the violent protest of Bajrang Dal activists who stormed a theater in Narengi in the film’s town on Friday. scheduled to be screened.
According to the PTI report, Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Khan has not called me, although many from Bollywood do, about the issue. But if he does, I will look into the matter. Action will be taken as law and order has been violated and a case has been filed.”
For the inexperienced, Bollywood megastar Shahrukh Khan and his film Pathaan have faced backlash for featuring Deepika Padukone in a saffron bikini in the song Besharam Rang. Many leaders, including those of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, have demanded a ban on the film. When told by reporters that Khan is a Bollywood superstar, Sarma said that the people of the state should worry about Assamese and not Hindi movies.
He said that the Assamese movie Dr. Bezbarua – Part 2, the late Nipon Goswami’s first directorial, will be released soon and that ‘people should see him’.
Coming back to Pathaan, the Siddharth Anand actor will hit theaters on January 25 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Released a day before India’s 74th Republic Day, the film is given a five-day long weekend to register a good opening at the box office. Salman Khan will also appear in a pivotal cameo as spy agent Tiger in the film. Adrenaline-pumping action figure Hrithik Roshan is also rumored to star in the post-credits sequence that forms Yash Raj Films’ espionage universe, combining the central characters from Pathaan, Tiger, and War. (with input from PTI)
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