You are on page 1of 4

Red Chillies has now spread its wings to the television industry with the successful shows like

Ishaan, Tere mere Beach mein, Ghar Ki Baat Hai, First Ladies with Abu Sandeep, and telefilm like 'Like I love you' and 'Love ho jaane de'

Actor Shah Rukh Khan today issued a media statement over the raging controversy around an article he wrote for a magazine recently. In the article titled 'Being a Khan' in Outlook Turning Point, Mr Khan had written, "Rallies have been held where leaders have exhorted me to leave and return what they refer to my original homeland." Today, Mr Khan spoke to the media, issuing a strongly-worded statement on the controversy that followed after he wrote the article. Read Shah Rukh Khan's statement below:
Most Recent Sir' Sachin reveals his cricket secrets at NDTV Support My School Campaign Australia beat South Africa by 3 wickets in Women's World Cup Also See

 


14:03

Awards are a good job opportunity: SRK; Multi-tasker Priyanka


4:37

Awards are a good job opportunity: SRK

According to me, all our lives we are defined by three identities. Two of which are fortunately acquired by birth and are a matter of unconditional love and acceptance. The first identity is acquired by where one is born. Our Motherland. That defines us. So foremost all of us here like me are proud Indians. Second the family name and upbringing that our parents give us. Mine is Khan, like some of

Second if you read it....I am untouched by skepticism because of the love I have received by my countrymen and women.. "Then..and ironically the same has happened through this article. Like most of us are here today. the one of me in my own country: being acclaimed as a megastar. like all of us are here. because of the love and admiration that comes with being who I am in my profession. adjectives good and bad and or sometimes makes me an object of controversy as people use my name and statements to attach any positive or negative sentiment to it.. nowhere does the article state or imply directly or indirectly that I feel unsafe. being a public figure makes me open to any kind of questioning..troubled or disturbed in India.. Instead. I do not even understand the basis of this controversy.us here. there is the image I most see. On the contrary the article only says that in spite of bigoted thoughts of some of the people that surround us. The reason for this primarily is. As I said being an Indian and my parents' child is an unconditional accepted truth of my life and I am very proud of both... I love them unconditionally.. the living of my life has enabled me to be deeply touched by the love of millions of Indians... adored and glorified. with regards to my Article. The third is the profession we choose that defines us. I accept all the above because this is the life I chose and will stand by it. but no stereotyped image is factored into my idea of who I am. a public figure in the fields of art and media..... So I implore you all to first read it.I think some of the people have not even read it and are reacting to comments of people. The third... Now to address this whole issue. By some quirk of fate I am a celebrity. who in turn have also not read it. I am very proud of my parents. my fans mobbing me with love and apparent adulation. It does not even vaguely say that I am ungrateful for the love that I have received in a career spanning 20 years. that has taken an unwarranted twist . So I am a Khan. Ironically the article I wrote (yes its written by me) was actually meant to reiterate that on some occasions my being an Indian Muslim film star is misused by bigots and narrow minded people who have misplaced religious ideologies for small gains.. I am what I am. I will paraphrase the beginning and the end of the article to clarify and substantiate my stand.once again. I ..so I thank everyone for making me the star I am.

. despite the stereotype images that surround me. and my safety has genuinely never been a matter of concern to me. Lets not be misled by tools which use religion as an anchor for unrest and a policy of divide and rule.. I have been showered with love across national and cultural boundaries. "tu hindu banega na musalmaan banega . I would also like to add here. It is a heartfelt and extremely important aspect of my life.. I implore everyone to understand.in the minds of some.and so it should not be a matter of concern to anyone else either. We have an amazing democratic. With respect I would like to say to anyone who is interpreting my views and offering advice regarding them. free and secular way of life. that my article is against exactly this kind of giving in to propaganda and aggressiveness.that's all.have felt this love for the last 20 years regardless of the fact that my community is a minority within the population of India. To be a Khan has been to be loved and love back. liked beyond the borders of my nation and culture. an appreciation of love that all of you have bestowed upon me and also a point of view from my being a father of two young children I would like to tell all those who are offering me unsolicited advice that we in India are extremely safe and happy. As a matter of fact it is irksome for me to clarify this non-existent issue. I am a Khan. there isn't a force on this earth that can deprive anyone of theirs. Also some of the views that I have been made to read are just an extension of soft targeting celebs and creating an atmosphere of emotional outbursts and divisiveness based on religion. "you are an Indian first and your religion is Humanity". all the good things that it expresses to youngsters and my fellow Indians. and that's what it has meant being one. We are all educated and patriotic people. like a good Hindi movie hero.. In the environs that we live here in my country India. they appreciate what I do for them as an entertainer .. I roll my eyes up to the sky and declare philosophically." Please I implore everyone here to read the article and convey through your respective mediums of communications. My life has led me to understand and imbibe that love is a pure exchange.. it just takes a heart and as far as i know. We do not have to prove that time and again . untempered by definition and unfettered by the narrowness of limiting ideas. or sing them an old Hindi film ditty.insaan ki aulaad hai insaan banega" set to Gangnam style.. please read what I have written first. The hugs and love that I am showered upon by Nationalities all around the world. we have no safety issues regarding life or material. they ask me what religion they belong to and. make me safe all over the globe. that my profession as an actor makes me. Sometimes. Why should not the love we share be the last word in defining us instead of the last name? It doesn't take a superstar to be able to give love.

my next movie. The release date of my film.because of divisive politics of a few.. in the exact same light as I have said it and meant it in.that henceforth ask me questions regarding.. in my country. His crackling intensity and unrestrained enthusiasm has made him the King of Bollywood .. during the Independence struggle.and let me get back to doing what I do best.. I only sell love....and stand indebted to my audience in my country and around the world. all are treated with tolerance and understanding and regard for each other. The Toiffa awards in Vancouver... are like a mini India.. And please if you can. My own family and friends..I would like to request all of you present here. The rest of it...put all I have said on your channels.making movies..love that I have got from millions of Indians and non Indians.. professions and a few wrongs included. The heroines cast in it.. So do not sensationalize and hence trivialize matters of national interest and religion any further and drag a movie actor in the middle of it all. It is sad that I have to say it to prove it. or mediums of communication.. which my father fought for.where all religions....... because I am an actor and maybe I should just stick to stuff that all of you expect me to have a viewpoint on.maybe I don't have the right kind of media atmosphere to comment on. 24 hrs of unrequired controversy is more than enough for all of us I assume. That's my piece and having said all this.. The songs that I have recorded. So I will refrain from it.

Related Interests