Will not comment on religious and political matters: Shah Rukh Khan


Bitten by the bitter experience over his religious intolerance comments, Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan has now vowed not to answer any questions on political and religious matters.

On Sunday King Khan was asked to comment on cancellation of Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali’s concert in Mumbai. But he told reporters, “Unfortunately because of the reactions I get when I answer something political or religious, I don’t think I will answer this question.”

The renowned ghazal singer has arrived in Kolkata at the chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s invitation to perform there.

Shah Rukh’s statement last year that there was “extreme intolerance” in India, had created nationwide protests with several BJP leaders calling him an anti-national asking him to move to Pakistan.

Right-wing Hindu groups had protested disrupting the screening of new release Dilwale across India.

During a programme to launch the ‘Shades of Bengal’ book by Nerolac Paints, he also avoided answering the question related to reduction of his security cover by the Mumbai Police.

Khan quipped saying he missed the constables as they used to bring food for him.

“I miss them. Sometimes I give them a call to ask about their well-being. They used to take food for me and we used to eat ‘puri’ and rice together,” he was quoted by PTI.