Shah Rukh Khan's paternal cousin who lives in Peshawar will be contesting the upcoming Pakistan general elections. She has appealed to the people of Pakistan using Shah Rukh Khan's name to vote for her.
The general elections will be held in Pakistan on July 25, 2018. Noor Jehan will be running for a Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly seat as an independent candidate, The Express Tribune reported. Jehan and her family reside in Shah Wali Qataal area, adjacent to the fabled Qissa Khwani Bazaar. Being Shah Rukh's paternal cousin, Jehan visited the Bollywood superstar twice and the family maintains a close contact with their relatives across the border, the report said. We have a political legacy attached to the family, her brother said, adding that his sister has previously served as a councillor. The Awami National Party (ANP) had also considered Jehan for a reserved seat for women, but unfortunately she couldn't make it to the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, the report said.
Here are some images of Shah Rukh Khan with Noor Jehan:
Shah Rukh Khan has earlier confirmed that his extended family is from Peshawar.
“My family is from Peshawar and few of them still live there. I would love to come to Peshawar and bring my children over because my father took me when I was 15. Then he passed away. I still have some of the greatest memories of the time I spent with my father in Peshawar, Karachi and Lahore. I just wish that I could take my children there someday. The one thing that I learnt from there is that people there are very warm. They know how to greet their guest. I have learnt the art of loving and welcoming people from them," he had told this to PTI, according to Republic TV.