Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan

Interior Minister Rehman Malik wants the Indian government to provide security to Shah Rukh Khan, in the thick of a controversy over his comments on being a Muslim that led to Jamaat-ud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed saying the star could move to Pakistan.

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Shah Rukh was born Indian and he would like to remain the same, Malik told reporters Monday at a reception organised by Indian High Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal to mark India’s Republic Day.

He said the people of both Pakistan and India love Shah Rukh, reported Geo TV Tuesday.

“Let’s get together and fight against this extremism and terrorism because we are working for betterment and peace in Pakistan and India,” he was quoted as saying.

Hafiz Saeed had said Shah Rukh could move to Pakistan if he does not feel safe in India after the superstar gave a first person account for Outlook Turning Points magazine, published in association with The New York Times newspaper.

The 47-year-old actor wrote, “I sometimes become the inadvertent object of political leaders who choose to make me a symbol of all that they think is wrong and unpatriotic about Muslims in India.”

“There have been occasions when I have been accused of bearing allegiance to our neighbouring nation rather than my own country – this even though I am an Indian, whose father fought for the freedom of India. Rallies have been held where leaders have exhorted me to leave and return what they refer to my original homeland,” added the superstar of Hindi cinema.

He went on to say that he became so sick of being mistaken for some crazed terrorist, “who co-incidentally carries the same name as mine that I made a film subtly titled ‘My Name Is Khan’ (and I am not a terrorist) to prove a point”.

Set in post 9/11 US, My Name Is Khan focuses on religious and national identities through Rizwan, played by Shah Rukh, who has Asperger’s Syndrome.

“Ironically, I was interrogated at the airport for hours about my last name when I was going to promote the film in America for the first time,” said the filmstar.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. IT IS NOT AN ISSUE AT ALL. SIMPLE THEY MAKING HYPE BECAUSE OF TRP RATINGS.ABOUT SRK RECENTLY HE SLAMMED PAKISTAN BY KILLING TWO IDNIAN ARMY MEN AT BORDER. OUR INDIA MEDIA MAKING THIS SIMPLE A BIG ISSUE,OUR COUNTRY IS FACING SO MANY PROBLEMS LIKE RAPE,SCAMS,FARMER SUCIDE,SOLVE THIS PROBLEMS THIS ARE NATIONAL ISSUE,I AM SEEING EVERY MEDIA THEY ARE GOING TO POLTICIANS AND ASKING ABOUT THIS USELESS REMARKS MADE BY LOOFER REHMAN MALIK DOG.COME ON YAAr still we are in under developing country.

  2. dUFFER INDIAN GOVT, jab Shahrukh jeise Great Actor ko security nahi deiskti to sharm aani chahye, India is a so called Democratic and Secular country, India mey Muslims ko hamesha se tang kiya jaraha hai, Baal Thaakrey jo k abhi Jahannum mey maze kar raha hoga for sure uski party to shuro se hee Muslims k against hai, Indian govt aik Shevcena ko nahi sanbhaal payi to kahaan ki democracy aur kahaan ki Secularism ??? Rehman Malik ne bilkul theek demand kiya hai indian stupid Govt se…

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