Shahrukh khan in Aap ki Adalat
THE HANS INDIA |
Apr 16,2016 , 11:09 PM IST
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has said
that people should support Narendra Modi as Prime Minister, because he
has been chosen by the nation with majority.
Replying to questions from Rajat
Sharma in the show 'Aap Ki Adalat' to be telecast on India TV on
Saturday night, Shah Rukh Khan said: "I would like to state here very
clearly, when we chose a leader of our country, whoever may be, as great
as Mr Modi, all we have to do is to support him. Our nation has chosen
him with a majority, so we have to support our leader and take the
country forward and not be negative.
"May be in politics, people might
have made comments (on intolerance), but we are not politicians, we are
entertainers. In a certain way, we are someone whom children look up to
and think they'd like to be successful as I am. So I'll never like to
talk things, which will not be in our nation's interest."
Asked by Rajat Sharma whether there
was a perception that he had friends in the Congress, who wanted to fix
Modi, Shah Rukh Khan said: "Meri kya majaal, kisiko fix karoon. (How
dare I think I can fix anybody)..You know me over the years, I am
apolitical, though I have friends everywhere."
The Bollywood superstar clarified
that his comment in the wake of 'intolerance' controversy in November
last year, was torn out of context.
"I had only advised the young not to
be intolerant in matters relating to regionalism, religion, caste,
colour and creed. My father was one of the youngest freedom fighters.
How can I think this country has not been fair to any of us? A man like
me, who has got everything from this great country, I'll be last one to
"My family itself is a mini-India. My
wife is Hindu, I am a Muslim by birth, and my three children follow
three religions. So how can I think of my country like this?"
On comments against him in the social
media, Shah Rukh Khan said: "Sometimes I feel very said, I even feel
like crying, that I should be made to say that I belong to this country,
I am a patriot. I am a patriot, rather we all are. We do not have to
compete with others to say we are patriots.
"I get very sad sometimes when I am
supposed to explain each and every time how good a patriot am I. ...I
will tell all young people to be tolerant, be happy, work hard and take
this nation forward. Small, petty matters should not harm our nation's
"We should just move forward with
positivity as we live in the greatest country in the world. We are one
of the safest and most beautiful nations of the world. We should not tie
up ourselves in petty obscurantist issues. ...Whether my film (Fan) is a
hit or not, I want to say for the last time, I will not repeat it
again, that there is no patriot greater than me in this country. (Mujh
se bada deshbhakt is desh me koi nahin hai).
"Our country, our motherland, Bharat
Mata, we all love it, why should we have a talk like this..I am the most
proud Indian in the world because nobody has got more from this country
than me...I hope I can work for the greatness of my nation and so does
The superstar revealed that he never charges fees for acting in films.
"I never take money for acting in
films. I only charge fees for endorsements, for events and live shows. I
only tell producers to pay me whatever they wish, if the films do well
(at the box office). I don't take acting in films as business. This is
my greatest thing that I can do to act in films.
"My biggest hope in my life is that
more and more people watch my films and be happy, and one day I will
make a film in India... I am a big nationalist in such matters... which
people of the world can watch and say that this film was made in India.
So I want to be a part of that."
Shah Rukh Khan said that he was presently doing 20-21 brand endorsements, and his live show concert business was thriving.
Asked whether he had claimed 22 years
ago in Aap Ki Adalat show that he was a better actor than Amitabh
Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan said: "That was my overconfidence as a youth.
22 years later I have now realized that I had then no idea what makes a
great actor, that was because of lack of education. My arrogance was
sheer childishness. Even now at the age of 50, I sometimes appear to be
Asked by Rajat Sharma whether he
still thinks he is the greatest actor, Khan smiled and replied: "Woh toh
duniya manti hai (well, the world accepts that). Jo sach hai, woh sach
hai (truth is truth)".
On his latest film 'Fan', the superstar said, he lost 7-8 kg weight to play the double role of a 25-year-old fan, Gaurav.
"I had to put special prosthetic
makeup on my face for 3-4 hours daily, my eyes were dilated, VFX was
used for a cleaner skin so that I can appear young. I had to change my
voice modulation too."
Shah Rukh Khan humorously said: "If I
do not get award this time for my role in Fan, I will snatch away the
award, or start crying."
Shah Rukh Khan in Rajat Sharma's show
Aap Ki Adalat will be telecast on India TV on Saturday April 16 at 10
pm. The repeat telecast will be made on Sunday April 17 at 10 am and 10