SRK says Morani's arrest won't affect relations
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan today said that the arrest of Bollywood bigwig Karim Morani in the 2G scam will not affect his personal and professional relationship with the financier.mumbai Updated: May 31, 2011 20:50 IST
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Tuesday said that the arrest of Bollywood bigwig Karim Morani in the 2G scam will not affect his personal and professional relationship with the financier.
He also rubbished suggestions that Cineyug, which is owned by Morani, had transferred funds to Kalaignar TV through his production house Red Chillies Entertainment.
"I have personal relations with several people in the industry. Cineyug has been part of the industry much before I came in. Lot of actors and actresses are friendly with the Moranis who are good people. The matter is sub-judice and the law will take its own course. We are all law abiding people," SRK told reporters in Mumbai.
"On personal level, equations don't change," he added.
The actor said that Morani stepped in as the associate producer of his film Ra.One because his close friend and associate producer Bobby Chawla fell ill. "Some one had to fill in, so I asked a friend (Morani) and he did a great job," he said.
When a reporter said that the CBI probing the financial transactions of Cineyug in the last five years, had stumbled upon information that Morani had routed funds to Kalaignar TV through Red Chillies Entertainment, Shah Rukh said," I don't think anybody has said that. Don't sensationalise the issue and involve me in it."
The actor hoped that the case concerning Morani would be sorted out before the release of Ra.One later in 2011.
Replying to a question that Morani had asked Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor to buy stakes in Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Shah Rukh said he had never approached any body to buy stakes in his IPL team. "I got to know her recently," he said.