New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan - the first Bollywood actor to join the ongoing debate on “growing intolerance” in the country apologised for his comment on ABP News’ Special Show Press Conference and said, “There is no intolerance in India, all is fine.”
Earlier while taking to ABP Ananda about the Aamir Khan controversy SRK said that he has got everything from the country.
“I tell my children that don’t make judgements about religion and other small issues. These are normal things and everybody does that. But sometimes, people quote out of context. This doesn’t mean there is intolerance for me in the country,” he added.
On his 50th birthday, Shah Rukh Khan had said that “there is extreme intolerance in India”, apparently against the backdrop of incidents like Dadri lynching and killing of rationalists.
Shah Rukh’s lament on “growing intolerance” angered BJP members like party general secretary Kailash Vijaywargiya and MP Yogi Adityanath. In his response to his critics, Shah Rukh had said, “Religious intolerance, or intolerance of any kind, is the worst thing and will take us to the dark ages…nobody has more right to live in this country than me, and I am not going to leave. So shut up.”
However, several people came out in support of SRK including leaders from parties like Shiv Sena, BJP and Congress besides film personalities.