India, Pakistan spar - this time over SRK

Bollwyood star Shah Rukh Khan was Tuesday at the centre of the latest round of sparring between two often uneasy neighbours with Pakistan's minister Rehman Malik's comment that India should provide the actor security pro

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 1:54:03 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
 5 Comments | By

Shahrukh Khan

Bollwyood star Shah Rukh Khan was Tuesday at the centre of the latest round of sparring between two often uneasy neighbours with Pakistan's minister Rehman Malik's comment that India should provide the actor security prompting a sharp rebuke from New Delhi that Islamabad should mind its own 'minorities'.

Malik said in Islamabad that the Indian government should provide security to Shah Rukh, in the thick of a controversy over his remarks on being a Muslim that led to Jamaat-ud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed saying the star could move to Pakistan.

Addressing reporters in Islamabad at a reception hosted by the Indian High Commissioner, Malik added that people of both Pakistan and India love Shah Rukh, reported Geo TV Tuesday.

India was quick to react.

Soon after Malik's remarks were reported in the media, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari and Home Secretary R.K. Singh said Pakistan should worry about the state of affairs in its own country.

Both Tewari and R.K. Singh spoke in near identical terms to decry Malik's statement.

"Instead of introspection of how minorities in India are being treated he (Malik) should contemplate how he can improve condition of minority in his country," Tewari told reporters.

He said it would be better for Pakistan if Malik paid attention to domestic matters of his own country rather than worrying about such things.

"Test of democracy is the way you treat your minority rather than majority. The UPA (United Progressive Alliance) government has strived to see every citizen in the same light and given equal right under the constitution," he said.

The home secretary spoke out too.

"We are quite capable of looking after security of our own citizens... let him (Malik) worry about security of his own," he said.

Shah Rukh, one of Bollywood's more articulate personalities, had written in Outlook Turning Points magazine, published in association with The New York Times: "I sometimes become the inadvertent object of political leaders who choose to make me a symbol of all that they think is wrong and unpatriotic about Muslims in India."

"There have been occasions when I have been accused of bearing allegiance to our neighbouring nation rather than my own country - this even though I am an Indian, whose father fought for the freedom of India. Rallies have been held where leaders have exhorted me to leave and return what they refer to my original homeland," added the 47-year-old star.

He went on say that he became so sick of being mistaken for some crazed terrorist, "who co-incidentally carries the same name as mine that I made a film subtly titled 'My Name Is Khan' (and I am not a terrorist) to prove a point".

"Ironically, I was interrogated at the airport for hours about my last name when I was going to promote the film in America for the first time," he said.

User Rating Rating(0 Votes)

Share On :

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on WhatsApp

To stay updated with similiar articles follow

Related News

Popular Search Terms:   srk latest pics, srk latest pic, srk latest, srk latest images, srk pics latest, latest pic of srk, latest srk photos, shahrukh latest pics, srk latest photos, srk latest image, srk latest pictures, shahrukh latest images, latest srk images, latest pics of srk

User Comments & Ratings

Join India Forums for free to comment on this story. Have an account already? Use Quick Login to comment.
Dear Readers,
  • Please do not use derogatory comments in reply to the stories published on Bollywood, India-Forums.
  • The credibility of the site matter to us, and the comments in bad taste tend to invariably hurt the actors/production house/channel etc.
  • So kindly, refrain from creating an unhealthy atmosphere for all, and keep your comments constructive.
  • Also, please use the Rate It button if you want to just thank the author for posting the story.


  • Page 1 of 1

Posted on: 29 January 2013 at 9:23am
love u shah
proud to be an SRKian

Report Abuse
Posted on: 29 January 2013 at 5:53am
Oh come on! Shah rukh is internationally famous, but that doesn mean ki advantages of it should be taken over.. Politicians wake up, der r mor serious matter in d country for u to fyt ova rather dan to make issue ova silly things.. An shah rukh ur awesom Thumbs Up U don need to giv statement for al these stuffs.. V respect u a great human being an yes v can c ya patriotism towards d country an dat is y ONLY u could take india to international standards.. Love you shah Heart God bless you Smile

1 member(s) Liked the above comment :

Report Abuse
Posted on: 29 January 2013 at 4:44am
who the hell cares about politics
Love Shah Rukh Khan

1 member(s) Liked the above comment :

Report Abuse
Posted on: 29 January 2013 at 3:13am
all these politicians are sick losers. they have thousands of problems in there respective countries but they are fighting over a film star
how pathetic

Report Abuse
Posted on: 29 January 2013 at 2:28am
His father might have been a freedom fighter but srk is not patriotic and his many statements have proved it. And yes how can u show compassion for a neighbour that has bombed your country and stabbed india so many times. Show your patriotism by shunning them and encouraging the Indian talent.

3 member(s) Disliked the above comment :
Harshad4ever, hinamasood, Onupriya

Report Abuse

  • Page 1 of 1

Bollywood Hot N' Happening Articles Index

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.

Popular Channels :
Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK

Quick Links :
Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index