Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has come in support of his Raees co-actor Mahira Khan. Khan said creative people should not be barred from working anywhere just because they come from a different country. Mahira Khan is a Pakistani actor. Political party Shiv Sena is opposing the idea of Pakistani actors working in Indian films. Mahira, along with Fawad Khan and some other actors, will be affected by this protest.
When the 50-year-old actor was asked that whether he will support Mahira Khan or will cow down to Shiv Sena, he said, “Well the fact that she in my film means that she should be...the word is not allowed. Whichever place starts questioning its creative people will face backlash,” reports the Express Tribune.
Claiming that he finds this issue silly, Shah Rukh further said that creative people have nothing to do with it. Politics of the two countries should be handled by the politicians and inter-culture exchange of artists between the two countries doesn’t change anything.
Further, when questioned if he fears being attacked by Shiv Sena, the Happy New Year star said he has a weapon, he is extremely loved by people and if they stand against him, he knows enough people will love him back to stand by him.