Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is currently busy promoting his upcoming film, Dilwale, is in cloud nine, thanks to the astounding response! But let us remind you of the fateful day when his statement on “extreme intolerance" spread like a wild fire on social media with a politician actually calling him a terrorist! Yes, it was right after his birthday, on a press conference, SRK was asked about his views on the current happenings of the country to which the actor pointed out about the “extreme intolerance" in the country. While some agreed to the actor, he did receive his share of haters as BJP's Kailash Vijayvargiya reacted to it and called the actor “deshdrohi"! For a while now we've been waiting for the star's reply to the entire fiasco and finally the actor broke the silence in an interview with a leading daily!
When asked if he would use his inspirational position to use it for the larger mass, the actor said, “My reply will be in two parts. Yes, I think I should. I have an idea, but haven't been able to put it to practice. I want to create a weekly video where I could present myself to the world. I could be talking about everything, not just films. But then, I also think I should speak less. I talk about something and it is misconstrued, and I get into trouble. That's a nuisance. Like that thing which blew up recently — I never said India is intolerant. When I was asked about it, I said I wouldn't like talking about it, but when they insisted, I had just said that the youth should concentrate on making this a secular, progressive country. It is just that people like to believe what they want to believe. Misconstruing my words might or might not suit a particular political agenda, but I am annoyed because I didn't mean what is being portrayed. I am an actor and make films. This is enough of a job. I am an icon because I can be what I am on screen. I would rather stick to that. I don't enjoy spending three nights explaining to hairstylists that I didn't mean to offend anyone by naming my film Barber. These things take away from my source of happiness. I must say I love talking. My experiences in life have been such that I can give away certain nice things. But then you can't expect everyone to understand your way of thinking or even your sense of humour. That is the reason why I stopped hosting shows… I was offending too many people. One truism in this industry is that you can't please everyone all the time."