Barkha Dutt's open letter to Shah Rukh Khan, says 'we don't deserve you'

The intolerance debate upheavals has got Bollywood along with other fraternities under commotion.

By Dhriti Sharma | Updated: Nov 08, 2015, 12:01 PM IST
Barkha Dutt's open letter to Shah Rukh Khan, says 'we don't deserve you'

New Delhi : The intolerance debate upheavals has got Bollywood along with other fraternities under commotion.

In a recent interview, on Shah Rukh Khan's 50th birthday, he spoke at length about the awards being returned and the rising intolerance in the nation.

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While the fans are perplexed due to the two ideologies camps raging, senior journalist Barkha Dutt wrote an open letter to King Khan, expressing her adoration and respect.

Talking about her interview with him she mentioned in the letter that how ''solitary and reclusive'' the superstar feels. Also that he finds peace with his daughter as she understands him, according to reports in DNA.

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Reports further suggest that Barkha wrote in the letter, "You, Shah Rukh — the real life man — not Raj or Rahul, your screen avatars — are my hero. But shamefully, I must admit — We don’t deserve you."

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"This week some Right-wing ideologues asked me why I asked you what I did. They implied that by discussing issues of creative freedom, the wider debate around tolerance and, above all, the scrutiny you have had to face as an Indian Muslim from chest-thumping, hyper-nationalists, I was revealing signs of my own twisted and communal mind."

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Talking about Shiv Sena's attack over SRK's movies and other ripples, Dutt also wrote "What’s most sickening is how you’re now being told that the fact that a ‘Khan’ can be so popular is proof of India’s secularism. You anticipated this rubbish when you told me acerbically, 'Khan shining is not India shining',''

However, the 'Badshah' of Bollywood who has innumerable fans across the nation and across borders is much loved and revered. To all the comments and pointing fingers, SRK stated in an interview, ''To all those, telling me to go to Pakistan, this is my country, I am not going anywhere. So shut up, just shut up.''