Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, I do not know Shahrukh Khan!
Guwahati: Believe it or not, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is not all about Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.
Who is Shah Rukh Khan? I don’t know anything about him or his film ‘Pathan’.
Sarma made the remarks while replying to questions on the violent protest by Bajrang Dal activists, who on Friday stormed a theater in Guwahati’s Narengi where the film is to be screened.
Volunteers from a far-right group tore up posters of the film and burned them.
“Khan has not called me, although many people in Bollywood do so about the problem. But if he does, I will look into the matter.
“Action will be taken if law and order has been violated and a case has been registered,” he added.
The song ‘Besharam Rang’ from Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer film ‘Pathan’ is facing flak for showing Deepika Padukone in a saffron colored bikini.
Several right-wing leaders, including the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), have demanded a ban on the film.
When reporters told him that Khan was a Bollywood superstar, Sarma said that the people of Assam should be concerned about Assamese and not Hindi films.
He said that the Assamese film ‘Dr. Bezbarua – Part 2’ will be releasing soon. “People should see it.”
Pathan, directed by Siddharth Anand, will hit the theaters on January 25.