A die-hard fan of Shah Rukh Khan, has written to us an interesting column defending his favorite star. Have a look:
Today whatever Shah Rukh Khan is, is because of his hard work. He had no God Father. Starting from Delhi with just Rs. 20 in his pocket he reached Mumbai with a dream to rule the city. His father was one of the youngest freedom fighter of India, who always used to help the needy. I am telling you all this because now a days some people are there who not only defame Shah Rukh by calling him traitor but also insulting his father who was one of the youngest freedom fighter. For this they give excuse that he helped Pakistan when it was hit by floods. But these people forget that even Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi offered help to Pakistan during recent floods.
These people don’t even know that when southern India was hit by Tsunami in 2004, Shah Rukh Khan contributed funds to Prime Ministers fund scheme. Recently when there were floods in Uttarakhand, SRK donated a whooping amount of Rs. 33 lakh.
Shah Rukh Khan never beat the drums of his charity work. He never openly reveals about his charity work. In year 2012, he adopted 12 villages during NDTV’s show Greenathon, and even no Indian politician has ever dared to do this. He is the one who is providing electricity, water, education, medicines and all other basic needs at his own expenditures. There is one organization, called Make A Wish foundation, which works for physically disabled kids. Shah Rukh not only provides huge funds to this organization but also meets these kids whenever he could. These kids visit him at his home Mannat and SRK only arranges all this. He has donated India’s one of the most technically advanced Cancer ward to Leelawati hospital where poor are being served. The list of his donations and charity is so long that this article will never end. Therefore to summarize whatever he has done, I will say that he is the ONLY Indian to receive an award from UNESCO for his hidden charity work. Yes, ONLY Indian.
Now let us come to patriotism. If you people remember after 26/11, he was called at India Gate to present a speech and if you heard it you will agree with me that it was one of the most patriotic speech you ever heard. Some people ask why he is the only one who gets detained at American Airports. So, first of all, he is not the only one, as even ex Indian President Mr. Abdul Kalam went under the same procedure and recently Baba Ramdev too had to undergo the same. That is a procedure and is it wrong to follow it like a common man instead of showing off? He should be a role model for this. And one more thing, he is one of the highest tax payer Bollywood actor who always pays his tax before time.
He was the first actor who was called to Yale University and was also awarded its Chubb Fellowship. This puts him in the league of George W Bush and Dalai Lama. Is it not something every Indian should be proud of? He was also invited to Harvard University for giving a lecture to its students. He is also world’s first actor to be invited at Google and Twitter headquarters.
I read in an article that in western countries if a student wishes to learn Hindi language, he or she has to fill a form that why he/she wishes to learn Hindi. You will be shocked to know that in countries like Germany and France, 60% of students mention the reason that they want to learn Hindi so that they can hear and understand Shah Rukh Khan Films in its original language. Isn’t it a matter of pride for you? Don’t you feel proud when one of the world’s biggest director i.e. James Cameron says that he came to know about India because of Shah Rukh Khan only and that he wishes to visit Shah Rukh’s country!
When India won cricket world cup in 2011, Shah Rukh was one of the few celebrities who literally came out in streets and waved our Indian tricolor. Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, Swades, Chak De India and recent release film Happy New Year is/are not patriotic films for you? Only for your information, in a scene in Happy New Year SRK spent a whooping amount of 2.5 crore so that Indian tricolor should look great in it. Remember he is the producer of the film.
If you consider that joining army is the only patriotism than neither I nor you can call ourselves patriotic. Some days ago, people were targeting him for making an anti Modi comment that he will leave India if Modi becomes prime minister. I mean seriously, how can a person in his senses believe this? The truth is, he never made political statements. Even BJP’s Varanasi wing cleared the air regarding this issue. It was KRK, Kamal Rashid Khan who made such statement and still enjoying his life. Even Laloo Yadav and one late south Indian writer made anti Modi statements but media and people targeted only Shah Rukh Khan. I still don’t understand why.
I wish if people would have checked and verified it by themselves than spreading the rumor without even thinking once. People should be sensible regarding such issues. And in a recent whatsapp message I read that in a song in HNY abusing words have been used for Indian Gods and Goddesses. I mean come on, people are not deaf and dumb. No one found any such thing in any song of any film of Shah Rukh Khan and still some people are spreading such rumors. I am really surprised that how even educated people believe such crap and start spreading it. Instead of this, if they had watched Happy New Year once by themselves they would have felt pride after seeing the love of movie characters for our country, the respect which each character of the movie holds for India.
But one thing is for sure, however and whatever rumors they may spread against Shah Rukh Khan, there will be no negative effect on SRK’s popularity. He started at zero and reached at top, instead of trying to pull him down, try to learn something from him. And it is my humble request to all of you, whenever you read any such rumor, please instead of spreading it, try to first verify it by yourself.
And if we talk about Shah Rukh Khan, he has always made his country proud, and will always keep doing so.
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