SRK lends support to beautifying Bandstand Promenade

Mumbai: Actor Shahrukh Khan, who was shooting abroad for Imtiaz Ali’s “The Ring”, is back in town and was spotted lending his support for Bandstand Beautification Project on Wednesday.

Amid the cheering of the crowds, Khan said: “I would like to thank all who are associated with this wonderful project. The moment I came here, the first thought came to my mind is ‘Saare Jahan se achaa Bandstand hamara’ (Bandstand is better than the entire world). I’ve been living in this area for the last 17 years.”

“Fifteen years ago, the drive was started by all the organisations with the help of BMC to make the coastal regions beautiful. That time the road was rocky. In the first phase, the place was beautified and now in the second phase it will become a tourist spot,” he added.

The 50-year-old actor also uttered dialogues from his upcoming film “Raees”.

The film is based on Abdul Latif’s life, an underworld figure in Gujarat and an associate of Dawood Ibrahim.

Directed by Rahul Dholakia, it also stars Mahira Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. “Raees” is scheduled to release on January 26, 2017.

Besides, SRK will be seen in “The Ring”, written, directed and co-produced by Imtiaz Ali.

It features Shahrukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Evelyn Sharma in the lead roles.