Shah Rukh Khan has responded to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena's (MNS) appeal to boycott his upcoming movie "Dilwale".
MNS, which is headed by Raj Thackeray, recently issued a statement, appealing people to boycott "Dilwale" as Shah Rukh allegedly never helped the drought-hit farmers of Maharashtra.
However, SRK is confident that people will watch his film, which is slated to be released on 18 December. "Everything will be good with our film," Shah Rukh told reporters when asked to comment on the boycott appeal by MNS.
According to The Times of India, the statement issued by MNS read, "Farmers in Maharashtra, specially in Marathwada, are reeling under drought. Khan, who has been residing in the state and has made a lot of money, has not helped farmers in distress. When his help is needed, he isn't forthcoming. We are not seeking a ban. We are only appealing people to boycott the film. SRK is taking Maharashtra for granted."
Meanwhile, Hind Rashtra Sangathan in Indore has threatened to vandalise all theatres that would screen Shah Rukh's "Dilwale". The right-wing organisation is upset about SRK's recent comment on "rising intolerance" and has installed posters around the city, declaring its campaign "Talkies Phodo Abhiyan" against "Dilwale".
Directed by Rohit Shetty, "Dilwale" features Shah Rukh, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon.
Check the video below in which SRK responds to the boycott appeal: