Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar, who is known to be a good friend of Shah Rukh Khan, has expressed his take on the controversy, the actor’s article ‘Being a Khan’ in the Outlook magazine has stirred.
KJo took to Twitter and wrote, “Ridiculous misinterpretation of @iamsrk`s` words...an extremely well written piece being subjected to political agenda...a shame!!!!”
A visibly miffed Shah Rukh Khan had addressed the media Tuesday night to clarify his stance. "I do not even understand the basis of this controversy," SRK said, referring to the furore certain excerpts from the article had generated,” and added, “Ironically what I said in the article is precisely what has happened. People who haven’t even read it are following others who haven’t read it either.”
He termed the whole controversy as “nonsense” and said that he doesn’t even “understand the basis of the controversy” created by the little snippets of statements taken out of context. “Let us not be misled be those who use religion as a tool,” he said.
Shah Rukh added, "Being a public figure makes me prone to any kind of questioning, good and bad and at sometimes and on sometimes makes me an object of controversy as people use my name and statements to attach any positive or negative sentiment to it. This is the life I chose and stand by it...I am, because of the love and admiration that comes with being who I am in my profession. I thank everyone for making me the star I am."
According to him, the article he wrote was "actually meant to reiterate that some occasions might being an Indian Muslim filmstar is misused by bigot and narrow-minded people who have misplaced religious ideologies for small gains" and ironically the same has happened through this article once again.