Nonetheless do not know a lot about Shah Rukh Khan, barely watch movies: Himanta

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Himanta Sarma controversy: Amid criticisms over his swift transition from “Who’s Shah Rukh Khan” to “SRK referred to as me”, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday clarified that he nonetheless would not know a lot in regards to the actor, and hardly watches motion pictures. The CM additionally mentioned that he harbours little information in regards to the Hindi movie trade.

“I’ve seen movies of Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra and Jeetendra……I nonetheless don’t know a lot about Shah Rukh Khan. Since 2001, I’ve seen no more than six to seven movies,” he mentioned at a press convention in Guwahati.

Speaking about his dialog with the megastar, Sarma mentioned that he had acquired a textual content message from the actor on Saturday at 7:40 pm, which said, ‘I’m Shah Rukh Khan. I need to discuss to you’.

“There have been many within the queue who wished to speak to me. After clearing these, a message was despatched to him (Shah Rukh) at 2 am on Sunday saying that I used to be obtainable for a name. He then referred to as me and mentioned that his movie was releasing quickly and that he hoped there received’t be any drawback. “I requested him the identify of his movie and he mentioned ‘Pathaan’. I advised him ‘koi disturb nahi hoga’ (there will likely be no disturbances),” the CM recounted.

Sarma on boycott gang

On the boycott calls given towards the film, Sarma mentioned that these prepared to look at the movie will achieve this and the remainder can skip it. The CM asserted that his authorities, nonetheless, “won’t let Assam get a nasty identify”. Requested about his “Who’s Shah Rukh Khan” comment, the chief minister retorted, “Why ought to I do know him? I actually didn’t know that he was such an ideal man….I don’t watch many movies. I learn about older actors. The attraction for stars varies throughout generations.

“Moreover, I do not know your complete three crore individuals of the state and even my voters to whom I’m indebted to,” he added. Referring to ‘Pathaan’ poster vandalisation by right-wingers who additionally sought a ban on the movie, Sarma famous that tearing down of posters was no crime and sought to know underneath what legislation they need to be booked.

“Posters of politicians are torn down on a regular basis however there isn’t a dialogue on that. It’s time individuals modified their mindset,” he added. Bajrang Dal activists had just lately stormed a cinema corridor within the Narengi space and tore down posters of ‘Pathaan’, burnt these and raised slogans towards the movie.

‘Pathaan’, starring Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, will hit the theatres on January 25.

(With inputs from PTI)

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