Peshawar: Shoemaker jailed for designing special Peshawari chappals for Shah Rukh Khan

But King Khan has spoken, he wants his Peshawari chappals!

Noor Jehan, SRK's cousin in Peshawar, said that on King Khan's special request she approached shoemaker Jehangir Khan and asked him to make two pairs of Peshawari chappals.
Noor Jehan, SRK’s cousin in Peshawar, said that on King Khan’s special request she approached shoemaker Jehangir Khan and asked him to make two pairs of Peshawari chappals.

As if the pool incident wasn’t enough, this time a Pakistani fan landed himself in jail for designing Peshawari chappals made out of deer skin for his favourite Bollywood actor, Shah Rukh Khan.

Speaking to DawnNews, Noor Jehan, SRK’s cousin in Peshawar, said that on King Khan’s special request she approached shoemaker Jehangir Khan and asked him to make two pairs of Peshawari chappals (in Kaptaan Chappal style) for the actor so she can take them to India with her on her visit.

The shoemaker happens to be a huge Shah Rukh Khan fan, so when asked for such a request, he decided to gift his idol special Peshawari chappals made from deer skin.

Jehangir Khan with his family holding the deer skin Peshawari chappals. - Photos by author
Jehangir Khan with his family holding the deer skin Peshawari chappals. – Photos by author

Ironically, what landed him in jail was his own carelessness; in a robust move, the shoemaker told media that he’ll be sending shoes made of deer skin to theDilwale actor. After the news broke, local wildlife officials had Jehangir arrested on August 26, they also took with them the deer skin and the shoes. The poor chap was put behind bars before his shoes could say ‘touchdown’ across the border.

However, a latest update claims that Jehangir has since been released from jail. A wildlife official said, “We have taken the deer skin chappals for examination to see whether they are made of deer skin or of other animal. We’ll find out the result on Monday.”

The deer skin chappal.
The deer skin chappal.

Jehangir will subsequently be fined based on the findings.

Noor Jehan also added that she spoke to Shah Rukh Khan last night and he specifically told her to come with the Peshawari chappals when she comes to visit India.

Sounds like an ultimatum. Yikes.

This is not the first time she’s giving locally designed sandals to Shah Rukh Khan, she gifted him a pair in 1997 also. Jehangir Khan is famous for having designed a Peshawari chappal for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made from lion skin. -DN

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