14/12/2015 9:57 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

MNS Asks People To Boycott 'Dilwale' Because 'Shah Rukh Khan Did Not Help Farmers'

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Indian Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan appears at a promotional event for upcoming Hindi film 'Dilwale' in Mumbai on December 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO/Sujit Jaiswal / AFP / SUJIT JAISWAL (Photo credit should read SUJIT JAISWAL/AFP/Getty Images)

The MNS-affiliated Chitrapat Karmachari Sena today appealed to people to boycott Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Dilwale, releasing this week, alleging that the actor "ignored the plight of farmers reeling under severe drought".

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"Farmers in Maharashtra, specially in Marathwada, are reeling under drought. Khan, who has been residing in the state and has made a lot of money, has not helped farmers in distress," MNS Chitrapat Karmachari Sena chief Amey Khopkar told .

"When his help is needed, he isn't forthcoming," Khopkar said.

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Asked if MNS will seek a ban on the film, he said, "We are not seeking a ban. We are only appealing people to boycott the film."

"SRK is taking Maharashtra for granted," he added.

One of Bollywood's most popular on screen pairs -- Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol -- are reuniting on the big screen in Rohit Shetty's Dilwale, releasing on December 18.

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