Superstar Shah Rukh Khan chose to stay tight lipped on Bangladesh Eid attack, saying he does not want any controversy out of it. SRK’s remarks on intolerance had landed him in trouble last year after he had said that there was ‘extreme intolerance in the country’.
“Last year media asked me something simple on my birthday and it became an issue. I did not enjoy my birthday and I hold that against everyone,” Shah Rukh told reporters here yesterday on occasion of Eid.
“Maine kuch aachi, sharif baat ki thi..koi religious galat baat nahi ki thi (I had said something good and not anything wrong). I was telling things to the young people,” he said.
Islamist militants yesterday launched a deadly attack on Bangladesh’s biggest Eid gathering, killing four persons including two policemen and a Hindu woman.
When asked about the attack, the 50-year-old star said he doesn’t want to talk about it as he wanted to have a peaceful festival. “Don’t ask me anything as I don’t want to spoil my Eid as one doesn’t know how it will be taken ahead,” he said.
The “Fan” star said that in his capacity as an actor he endeavours to do good work and make his country proud. “I wish for my country to be peaceful, educative, happy and healthy. One should make the country proud through their work. As an actor, I try to do good work so that there is a name of our country.”
“Same way astronauts, bureaucrats, policemen, businessmen etc should work hard in their respective fields that each one of us takes our country forward. So, that’s my wish,” he added.
-The Asian Age, Delhi