WEB DESK: Ever since Hindu extremist organization, Shiv Sena pledged not to let Pakistani actors Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan promote their films in Maharashtra,a lot of Bollywood celebrities have stood up against the inclining rate of intolerance in India.
King Khan too spoke up on the matter. In an interview with NDTV on his golden jubilee birthday, Shahrukh Khan said creative people should not be deprived of their rights from working anywhere just because they belong to a different country.
When asked if he would support his Raees co-star, Mahira Khan to work in the Indian film industry or surrender to Shiv Sena Shah Rukh said, “Well the fact that she in my film means that she should be… the word is not allowed. Whichever place starts questioning its creative people will face backlash.”
Khan further added, “It is so silly. What do creative people have to do with this? The politics of two countries can be handled by the politicians. How does this inter-culture exchange of artists between two countries (which was one country some years ago)change anything.”
When asked whether he is anxious about being back lashed by Shiv Sena for supporting Pakistani artists, Shah Rukh said, ”I have a weapon. I’m extremely loved by people, and if there is a stand against me, I know that enough people will love me back to stand by me.”
Source: Drama Domain