After the tirade of abuse and messy reportage of Indian and Pakistani journalists, Shahrukh Khan finally came to the forefront; especially after taking the backseat for some time he needed to come up with a convincing quip.
In talks with the media, Shahrukh Khan clarified the statement that had got him into a rut in the first place.
According, to King Khan a human being has three identities. “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 us here. I am very proud of my parents, like all of us are here. I love them unconditionally. The third is the profession we choose that defines us. By some quirk of fate I am a celebrity…a public figure in the fields of art and media. Like most of us are here today.”
The article that he wrote about being a Muslim in India was aimed at “narrow minded people who have misplaced religious ideologies for small gains….and ironically the same has happened through this article…once again.” A valid point that he made was about the misreading of text that happens so often when people comment without reading, and listening to their jargons there are those who are further misled.
In order to ensure that no one is left in the lurch, he rephrased all that he had written and requested the media to convey the positive message that he had initially implied. Speaking about the safety aspect that Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik drew controversy about, he did get the perfect reply that all of us had begun framing in our minds. Not apologetically, but with faded vanity of a reluctant King, he said: “The hugs and love that I am showered upon by nationalities all around the world, make me safe all over the globe, and my safety has genuinely never been a matter of concern to me…and so it should not be a matter of concern to anyone else either.”