WEB DESK: B-Town mega star, Shah rukh Khan has finally broken his silence about the controversy revolving around his statement on “the growing intolerance’ in India.
King Khan had come under fire for voicing his opinion on the matter. He was also labeled a “Pakistani agent” for extending support to cross border talent.
“It is stupid… It is stupid to be intolerant and this is our biggest issue, not just an issue… Religious intolerance and not being secular in this country is the worst kind of crime that you can do as a patriot,” he had said.
The Bollywood fraternity supported SRK, but the actor chose to remain silent over the hot debate as he was busy with the shoot of his upcoming flick Dilwale slated to hit silver screens on December 18.
Now that he has wrapped up the shooting, SRK finally got the opportunity to explain what he actually meant by the controversial statement.
In an interview with Mid-day, King Khan was asked if he would use his gift of the gab for a broader purpose, to which he said, “My reply will be in two parts. Yes, I think I should. I have an idea, but haven’t been able to put it to practice.”
“I want to create a weekly video where I could present myself to the world. I could be talking about everything, not just films. But then, I also think I should speak less,” the actor added.
Shah Rukh also cleared the air about his controversial statement. He said, “I talk about something and it is misconstrued, and I get into trouble. That’s a nuisance. Like that thing which blew up recently – I never said India is intolerant.”
“When I was asked about it, I said I wouldn’t like talking about it, but when they insisted, I had just said that the youth should concentrate on making this a secular, progressive country. It is just that people like to believe what they want to believe,” he said.
“Misconstruing my words might or might not suit a particular political agenda, but I am annoyed because I didn’t mean what is being portrayed. I am an actor and make films. This is enough of a job. I am an icon because I can be what I am on screen. I would rather stick to that,” the 50-year-old megastar added.
Khan further added, “…I must say I love talking. My experiences in life have been such that I can give away certain nice things. But then you can’t expect everyone to understand your way of thinking or even your sense of humour. That is the reason why I stopped hosting shows… I was offending too many people. One truism in this industry is that you can’t please everyone all the time.”