Shah Rukh Khan calls Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma after his ‘who is Shah Rukh’ statement amid Pathaan protests in the state

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On Sunday, SRK called Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma and expressed concern about the ‘incident in Guwahati during the screening of his film’, a day after the latter’s comment ‘who is Shah Rukh Khan’. Biswa took to Twitter and informed the same.

CM Biswa tweeted: “Bollywood actor Shri @iamsrk called me and we talked at 2am today. He expressed concern about an incident in Guwahati during the screening of his film. I assured him that it is the duty of the state to maintain law and order. We will investigate and ensure that such unwanted incidents do not occur.”

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For the inexperienced, according to the PTI report, Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Khan has not called me, although many from Bollywood do, about the problem. But if he does, I will investigate the matter. Action will be taken taken if public 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.

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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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READ|’Who is Shahrukh Khan? I don’t know about him and his movie Pathaan,” said Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma