Guwahati: Following the Shah Rukh Khan controversy, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma continued to hold his ground tight as he once again claimed to be unknown about the Bollywood actor’s profile.
On Monday, while addressing the media following a cabinet meeting, Sarma said that he received a message from the actor on January 21 evening that he wanted to speak to the CM. Earlier, on the same day, the CM claimed that he have no idea about who Shah Rukh Khan was and what the controversy around his next movie-Pathaan was.
“There are always numbers of requests for phone calls and it goes as per queue. He had messaged me at 7.40 pm introducing himself and saying that there were some issues with his upcoming movie in Assam. I asked the name of his film and he said it’s ‘Pathaan’. Then, I assured him that there won’t be any problem,” Sarma said on Monday.
He also informed that he did not follow Bollywood much and was only familiar with veterans like Amitabh Bacchan, Dharmendra and Jitendra.
“I will rather go watch an Assamese movie than take a headache over some other movies,” he added.
Last week, activists of Bajrang Dal allegedly damaged the movie posters of ‘Pathaan’ in a theatre in Guwahati.
“Just tearing posters doesn’t attract any section. If anyone physically objects to others from watching the movie then action can be taken. Those who support the so-called boycott on the movie don’t watch it. Those who want to watch, go ahead. It’s your choice. Even posters are torn in so many places,” he smiled.