Admiration for Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has landed a Pakistani shoemaker in jail.
Jehangir Khan invited trouble after he boasted to the media that he was planning to send Peshawari sandals made of deer skin to Shah Rukh Khan.
According to sources, a cousin of Shah Rukh who lives in Peshawar reportedly asked the shoemaker to make two pairs of Peshawari sandals for the actor.
“Apparently Jahangir Khan is a big fan of Shah Rukh and decided to send the Bollywood star a special gift, Peshawari sandals made out of deer skin, from his side,” a local police official said.
According to the police, soon after the news spread, the wildlife department officials contacted them and filed a complaint. Jahangir Khan was arrested following the complaint.
A wildlife official in Peshawar said that the probe is on to confirm whether deer skin was used by Jahangir in making sandals. According to the officials, if found guilty Jehangir will be penalised and face prosecution under the wildlife laws.