Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has responded to rumours of his role in the case of eight Indian Navy personnel who were recently released from Qatar. The country jailed these eight persons on spying allegations, but they were eventually released following intervention by the Indian government. However, rumours began circulating claiming Shah Rukh had a role in the matter because he recently visited the Middle East country.
Pooja Dadlani, Shah Rukh’s manager, released a statement denying the claims. The statement reads, “Regarding the reports concerning Shah Rukh Khan’s purported role in the release of India’s naval officers from Qatar, the office of Mr. Shah Rukh Khan says that any such assertions of his involvement are unfounded, emphasizing the execution of this successful resolution solely rests with the Indian government officials and unequivocally denies Mr. Khan’s participation in this matter.”
The statement further reads, “Additionally, all matters involving diplomacy and statecraft are best executed by our very able leaders. Mr. Khan, like many other Indians is happy that the naval officers are home safe and wishes them all the best.”
Recently, Shah Rukh travelled to Qatar for work-related reasons. In Doha, he had a meeting with HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, Prime Minister of Qatar. He also served as the special guest of honour during the AFC championship game.