Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Sunday met Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray at his residence in Mumbai. The meeting comes ahead of the release of Khan’s new movie, Raees.
The film, which is expected to be in released next month, has Pakistani actress Mahira Khan featuring in it. The MNS chief has been maintaining that his party would oppose movies in which Pakistani actors are involved.
Notably, the MNS has in the past objected to casting of Pakistani actors in Indian movies citing the Pakistan’s reported involvement in terrorist attacks in India.
While the actor did not speak to the media after the meeting at Thackeray’s residence Krishnakunj in Dadar, the MNS chief told reporters that “Mahira Khan will not be coming for the promotion of the film.” He has also committed to not engaging any Pakistani actors in any of his future film ventures.
In view of his clarifications, the MNS will not oppose the January 25 release or screening of Raees in cinema halls, he added.
The MNS had earlier opposed the release of Karan Johar’s movie, ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, due to the presence of a Pakistani actor.