Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer Dilwale is caught in what can be called the latest trend of bans and boycott by political parties. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, a Maharashtrian Nationalist party led by Raj Thackeray, has appealed the audience to boycott the upcoming movie set to release tomorrow. The party accused King Khan of not doing much for the state, particularly for the farmers in need, despite earning a lot.

MNS issued a statement saying, “Farmers in Maharashtra, especially 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.”

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The Bollywood actor did not lose his cool at the frustrating appeal. When asked about what he had to say about the MNS boycott, he said: “We have made a positive film, so I am sure that people will watch it.”

“People need a chance to express themselves and then they use public figures. People stand on the shoulders of public figures to say what they want to. It’s a small thing, but then we have to sit and justify and explain that we are patriotic and nationalist,” Shah Rukh said.

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The superstar has been criticized and attacked for supporting Pakistani actors and his comments over “extreme intolerance”. He has been regarded as anti-nationalist by BJP leader, Kailash Vijayvargiya who said “Shah Rukh lives in India, but his soul is in Pakistan.”

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