Now, Shah Rukh dares Bal Thackeray
SRK has done it again! The actor who was in the middle of the controversy has spoken his mind again and this time on a TV channel. He was quoted saying he has “great respect” for the Sena leaders but feels that politics and patriotism should not be mixed with entertainment.
“They are much older than me and I have great respect for them. But I did not understand why the film was dragged in between. I am one of those who believe that entertainment and politics should not be mixed,” Shah Rukh Khan maintained.
“I did not understand why was my Indian-ness questioned. My father was a freedom fighter and I am proud of that,” he added.
The superstar, who earlier drew Thackeray and his party Shiv Sena’s ire for supporting the inclusion of Pakistani cricketers in the IPL, says he does not understand the “logic” behind the controversy and would have apologised if they had a problem with his film ‘My Name Is Khan’. Khan went on to say what hurt him most was the fact that his “Indian-ness” was questioned again and again.
Khan said that he would have apologised to Shiv Sena if the content of his film, released on February 12, was found to be offensive but did not do so because he didn’t understand the “logic” behind their anger.
“If they had a problem with my film, I would have apologised. I have done so earlier because I do not want to offend anyone with my films, my aim is to entertain. But this was about who I am as a person and my Indianness and I was hurt that I had to clarify it again and again,” said Khan.
We wonder what Shiv Sena has to say to it now?
Source: Big Oye