Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has indirectly hit out at Shah Rukh Khan-starrer “Raees” and supported Hrithik Roshan’s “Kaabil”.
Vijayvargiya tweeted, “The Raees who is not of his own country is useless and we should all support ‘Kaabil’ (competent) patriot.
In the tweet the politician has not taken name of Shah Rukh or “Raees” the movie.
जो #Raees देश का नहीं, वो किसी काम का नहीं।
— Kailash Vijayvargiya (@KailashOnline) January 21, 2017
Directed by Rahul Dholakia, “Raees” was at the centre of a controversy for casting Pakistan actor Mahira Khan.
Mahira plays the 51-year-old actor’s love interest in the film, which also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui as a police officer.
Post Karan Johars “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”, the SRK-starrer will be the second big film to be released after Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) called for a ban on Pakistani artistes in wake of Uri attacks.
Both “Raees” and “Kaabil” are set to release on January 25.
Shah Rukh had also met the MNS chief to avoid any pre-release trouble due to Mahira’s presence in the movie.
In January last year, Vijayvargiya had asked his supporters to teach Aamir Khan a lesson for his comments on religious intolerance. However, when the movie was released two BJP governments, in Haryana and Madhya Pradesh, declared the film tax free after the sports thriller’s unprecedented success.