Did Shah Rukh Khan help free 8 Indian Navy veteran on death row in Qatar? King Khan responds

Webdunia News Desk

Wednesday, 14 February 2024 (10:20 IST)
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan has rebutted the claims of him playing a role in the release of eight Indian Navy veterans in Qatar and clarified that it was solely done by the Indian government.

The King Khan's team issued an official statement on this regard stating that matters related to diplomacy and statecraft are "best executed by our very able leaders."

The statement posted on X by SRK's manager Pooja Dadlani read, "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.

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."

Earlier, former Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy had claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had secured an "expensive settlement" for the release of 7 Indian Navy veterans, who were held on espionage charges for 18 months, after asking SRK to intervene.

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