You have to be constantly aware that Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) had previously sent out a threatening letter to Bollywood celebrities who hadn’t helped the poor farmers of Maharashtra who are committing suicides due to drought. The state has been reeling under this crisis for sometime now and rather than requesting stars to give for his or her welfare, they have warned them that when they don’t, they should be ready for boycott of their pictures. And that risk was exactly for Shah Rukh Khan.
Speaking to PTI, MNS Chitrapat Karmachari Sena chief Amey Khopkar said, “Farmers in Maharashtra, particularly in Marathwada, are reeling under drought. Khan, who has made a great deal of cash and has been residing in the state, has not helped farmers in distress. When his help is required, he isn’t forthcoming.
We are not seeking a prohibition. We are just appealing people to boycott the film. They don’t appear pleased with SRK and might create issues.
We wonder what Shah Rukh has to say about all this. Should we be concerned with the movie now? We wouldn’t want the picture to overlook its release date as we are keen to watch it, having waited for so long. Figure that’s something only SRK can reply!