Web Desk: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan said on Tuesday that major Bollywood stars stayed silent on ‘Padmaavat’ controversy to avoid any chance of film’s failure. He also said, the perception that the industry doesn’t unite in times of crisis is wrong.
“Sometimes when people are going in an ‘uprising’, you should just stand back. Nobody is scared, fearful or hiding their own skin as is said Bollywood stars, ‘Oh these people just want to earn money and not to anything for the society’. No. We love our society, we make entertaining films and we want our society to be happy,”
He said these, while speaking at the ‘Media- Shaping the Future and Entertainment’ panel discussion at Magnetic Maharashtra event.
He also suggested the film’s team to remain quiet during the controversy, rather than giving importance to the protests.
“Business of our films happen in the few days. If you kill the first few days, the business suffers.. Recently with the Padmaavat, we had people saying, ‘Why don’t the other stars come up, they are coming up, oh they are hiding.’ No, we are not hiding. As a matter of fact, the simple truth is this- these are certain people who go on an ‘uprising’, so to say.”
SRK said, “No filmmaker goes out and makes films to incite people, to trouble regions, to disturb the community. I never think anyone does that.. Especially, all the responsible people. (But) sometimes this is going to happen.”