,Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan‘s cousin Noor Jehan will be contesting the upcoming general elections from a Peshawar constituency. His cousin Noor Jehan and her family, reside in Shah Wali Qataal area in Peshawar. It’s a well-known fact that Shah Rukh Khan is a Pathan hailing from roots in Pakistan.
Shah Rukh Khan has always instilled his Muslim roots in the family, while raising them in Hindu traditions too, as his wife Gauri Khan is a Punjabi from Delhi.
Shah Rukh Khan’s cousin, Noor Jehan, lives in an area adjacent to the Qissa Khwani Bazaar in Peshawar along with husband and children.
Noor Jehan has visited the Bollywood superstar twice and the family maintains a close contact even across the border!
Shah Rukh Khan’s cousin comes from his paternal side and has collected her nomination forms. She is running for a Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly seat from PK-77 constituency.
— Khushal Khan (@Khushal_Khattak) June 2, 2018
See this old collage featuring Shah Rukh’s parents and two photos of him with Noor and her husband:
Noor Jehan, who is the paternal cousin of Shah Rukh Khan, was quoted by the Express Tribune saying:
“I want to work for women’s empowerment… I’d like to focus on the problems in my constituency.”
Shah Rukh Khan’s cousin lost the K-P Assembly, even though Awami National Party approached her for a reserved seat.
Although Noor was a councillor, she’s still contesting these general elections. In 2011, Jehan visited Mumbai to meet her superstar brother.
Noor Jehan, after the meeting, said, “I am proud of my cousin and named my son after him. He has given us pride and recognition.”
Shah Rukh Khan’s cousin stayed with him for a month during her first India trip in 1997. Her son shows us an old photograph of that visit:
Jehan’s father Ghulam Muhammad was the elder brother of Shah Rukh‘s father Taj Muhammad. Here’s how twitter reacted after the news:
— Girish Johar (@girishjohar) June 7, 2018
Looks like people want peace finally!
What's so wrong having relatives on the other side of the border?? Several people residing in India have relatives staying in Bangladesh or Pakistan. What is the outrage for??
— Aamir Obsession (@IamSamSanyal) June 7, 2018
People appreciate this cross-border love between families:
Hmm… Just like SRKs Forefathers they too were born in Pakistan…
They chose India over Pakistan abandoning their relatives and bloodline on other side of the Border… We are proud of all such Indians 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/WyprtBfrKJ
— We the people.. (@Asiff__) June 7, 2018
Some think SRK is funding her!
Is srk going to do campaigns for his cousin? Fund toh kiya hi hoga. Family jo hai.#PartyChaleOnOutTomorrow
— Deνιℓ (@ibeingdevil__) June 7, 2018
This one knew the family tree well:
SRK KE FATHER FREEDOM FIGHTER THE..SRK KE GRANDFATHER 'SHAH NAWAZ KHAN' SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE KI SENA ME THE!!
— जूनियर शाहरुख़ ख़ान (@iam_a_SRKian) June 8, 2018
While one even called it publicity!
Now this is called publicity
— Mrs.KRK 💔💔 (@krk_ka_dhadkan) 7 June 2018