New Delhi: Earlier rumours were doing the rounds that Pakistani actress Mahira Khan who is playing Shaha Rukh Khan's love interest in 'Raees' might promote the movie.
Reportedly, Shah Rukh Khan has clarified to MNS chied Raj Thackeray that these were false rumours.
As per ANI reports, SRK met Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Chief Raj Thackeray at his residence to clear the air. Thackeray was quoted as saying, ''Shah Rukh Khan had come to inform that rumours about Mahira Khan promoting Raees are false.''
Notably, the MNS has in the past objected to casting of Pakistani actors in Bollywood movies citing the neighbouring country's involvement in terrorist attacks in India.
Earlier in October, the MNS had staged high-voltage protests against the release of filmmaker Karan Johar's "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" for featuring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.
The Bollywood superstar had previously run into trouble for the release of "My Name is Khan" in 2010, with another right wing party, Shiv Sena, opposing its screening then.
(with agency inputs)