Last year, Shah Rukh Khan added his voice to growing protests by the civil society over what they called the climate of intolerance. "Religious intolerance, or intolerance of any kind, is the worst thing and will take us to the dark ages," he had told NDTV during an exclusive interview
Shah Rukh Khan was criticised by BJP leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya and Yogi Adityanath and Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Sadhvi Prachi for his comment on religious intolerance in India. "Shah Rukh says something and leaves. Then I come into the picture," said Salman
Actor Shah Rukh Khan has received support from several quarters of Bollywood after being called a 'Pakistani agent' and compared to 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed by BJP leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya, Sadhvi Prachi and Yogi Adityanath. Anupam Kher said that Shah Rukh is a "National icon"
Shah Rukh Khan told NDTV, "I wish I didn't have the injuries that slow me down but at 50, I wouldn't change much else. I can make fun of myself, not the art. I love the films I've done." He added, "Before I became a fan, I became a star. So I've never really been a fan of anyone and so making the film Fan hollowed me out"