Upset by the controversy over his article on being a Muslim, Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan says he has always stood for secularism, religious tolerance and a sense of humour but he now feels he should just talk about the Rs 100 crore club or his heroines.
Referring to his first person article in a magazine, published in association with The New York Times, he said it was secular and happy.
‘It does not in any way construe anything. It is the most secular article and happy article. I wrote it for my kids and I said that they should read this,’ Shah Rukh told in an interview Tuesday night after a day of controversy that saw India and Pakistan sparring.
Clearly disturbed by the turn of events following his article, Shah Rukh said: ‘It has been a good and extremely blessed life but there are certain things which I have stood for and I want people to know that. I have stood for secularism, religious tolerance, sense of humour, sports and I want people to know.’
‘But when something like this happens, then I feel that maybe you are happy knowing about the Rs.100 crore club or my heroines, and that's what I will talk about.’
Discussing his write-up, Shah Rukh said he spoke about stereotypical assumptions of what a Pathan and a Muslim should be like, which he is not.
‘I like to write about my experiences and tell people. When I talk about life to my children, they sit and listen to me, I think they will imbibe something like I did with my parents’ he said.