Shah Rukh Khan denies 'mediation role' in release of ex-Indian Navy Officers from Qatar
Shah Rukh Khan's team released a statement denying his role in the release of Indian Navy Officers from Qatar as claimed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy.-
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan on Tuesday denied his role in the release of Indian Navy officer veterans from Qatar. On Monday, seven out of eight ex-Indian Navy Officers returned to their home country from Qatar. The former Indian Navy Officers were facing the death penalty on espionage allegations in Qatar. After their release, many hailed PM Modi's leadership, however, former Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy claimed that it was Shah Rukh Khan who helped the Prime Minister in the release of the officers from Qatar. While the claims indeed sounded bizarre, Shah Rukh Khan's presence in Qatar added some credibility to Swamy's claims.
As a result, Shah Rukh Khan's team released a statement denying his role in the release of Indian Navy Officers from Qatar. SRK's manager Pooja Dadlani took to her Instagram handle and shared a statement that said, ""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. Khans participation in this matter (sic)..Additionally, all matters involving diplomacy and statecraft are best executed by are very able leaders. Mr. Khan like many other indians is happy that the naval officers are home safe and wishes them all the best."
Reacting to PM Modi's tweet on X saying that he is going to UAE and Qatar, Swamy wrote, "Modi should take Cinema star Sharuk Khan to Qatar with him since after MEA and NSA had failed to persuade the Shiekhs of Qatar, Modi pleaded with Khan to intervene, and thus got an expensive settlement from the Qatar Shiekhs to free our Naval officers."