‘Spoke to SRK at 2 AM…’: Assam CM After ‘Who is Shah Rukh Khan’ Remark Ahead of ‘Pathaan’ Release

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday revealed that Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan had called him to ask about an incident that occurred in Guwahati after the showing of his most recent film, “Pathaan.”

The Assam Chief Minister refused to identify Shah Rukh Khan during a press conference after being questioned about the disorderly event at a movie theatre in Narengi of Guwahati when members of the Bajrang Dal tore down and burned posters for the upcoming movie Pathaan.

Taking to Twitter today, CM Sarma wrote, “Bollywood actor Shri @iamsrk called me and we talked today morning at 2 am. He expressed concern about an incident in Guwahati during screening of his film.”

“I assured him that it’s duty of state govt to maintain law & order. We’ll enquire and ensure no such untoward incidents,” he added.

It should be mentioned that CM Sarma claimed to be ignorant of Shah Rukh Khan and his film “Pathaan” yesterday.

While commenting on the protest in Guwahati, he had said, “Who is Shah Rukh Khan? I don’t know anything about him or his film Pathaan.”

Instead, he advised Assamese citizens to see the soon-to-be-released movie Dr. Bezbaruah 2.

Speaking on Bollywood’s Badshah, he said, “Khan has not called me, though many from Bollywood do so, regarding the problem. But if he does, I will look into the matter. Action will be taken if law and order have been violated and a case is filed.”

Earlier on Friday night, amid widespread protests against the Shah Rukh Khan-starring movie “Pathaan,” Bajrang Dal activists set fire to movie posters in Narengi of Guwahati.

Although Assam did not experience as many demonstrations as other regions of the nation, Bajrang Dal activists stormed the Gold Cinema at LG Tower in Narengi on Friday to demonstrate against the movie that will be released the following week.

The movie poster was torn down by the activists, who then set it ablaze. Videos of the posters being burned were being shared on social media.

Jai Shree Ram chants could be heard coming from the protesters as they set the posters on fire. Some of them even went inside the movie theatre building and removed further posters.

Locals claimed that despite the area being densely inhabited and having an adequate police presence, no officers were seen when the alleged damage allegedly occurred.

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