New Delhi, Feb 11 (Calcutta Tube) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is in Berlin for the premiere of his film ‘My Name Is Khan’, says he is sad how this movie has generated angst among people despite being created to spread world peace.
‘In Berlin. From the Grand Hotel and premiere in Abu Dhabi….sand to snow…the journey has begun…for Khan. Hope it ends well and peacefully. Ironic and sad…a film made for world peace has led to so much angst in my own house, my city, my country. Let not anyone be hurt is all I pray,’ Shah Rukh posted on his Twitter page.
‘Do I say things which are wrong? My wife tells me so. Do I not make myself clear? Some friends feel so. Am I political or politically incorrect?’ he added.
The actor is currently under attack by the Shiv Sena for his comments on the inclusion of Pakistani cricketers in the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 cricket tournament. Shiv Sena had announced a ‘ban’ on ‘My Name Is Khan’ thereafter.
Since Tuesday, its supporters have been vandalising cinema halls and tearing up hoardings around Mumbai, forcing the authorities to arrest over 1,600 of them and to deploy extra policemen around cinema halls, where the movie is releasing Friday.
Shah Rukh, who plays an autistic Muslim Rizwan Khan in the film, also says that he has never attempted to hurt anyone’s emotions in any way.
‘I have never hurt anybody’s sentiments…religious, nationalist or personal wittingly. I am pro relationships but not at cost of my nation…(I am) writing not to justify but to spell out clearly who I am and my beliefs. Seems otherwise I am misunderstood,’ he said.
He further did a personal rapid fire and posted: ‘I am Shah Rukh. Age – 44. Favourite colours – black and white. Job – performing artiste. Likes – to make people smile. Profession – father.
‘Nationality – Indian. Born in – Delhi. Owe everything to – Mumbai. Loves – My country India, my family and freedom. Desire – entertain all. Hate – anyone or anything that threatens my country. Wish – world peace, education for all, goodness and no poverty.’
‘My Name Is Khan’, set in post 9/11 US, also features Kajol and has been directed by Karan Johar.