Joining the debate about the growing religious intolerance in the country, Shah Rukh Khan voiced his opinion on the occasion of his 50th birthday. He told a leading news channel that there was “nothing worse than religious intolerance and that it would take India to the Dark Ages”. The superstar further added, “Our religion cannot be defined or showed respect to by our meat-eating habits. How banal and silly is that.”
But this obviously didn’t go down too well with some politicians, and BJP MP Kailash Vijayvargiya lashed out at the actor. The senior BJP leader said, “Shah Rukh Khan lives in India, but his heart is in Pakistan. His films make crores here but he finds India intolerant.” “Isn’t this treason? India is about to become a member of the United Nations Security Council. All forces opposing India including Pakistan are conspiring against it,” Vijayvargiya tweeted in response to SRK’s comments.
The minister further added, “Creating an atmosphere of intolerance in India is part of the conspiracy. Shah Rukh’s tune is to sing with Pakistan and these forces against India.” “When hundreds were killed in Bombay in 1993, then where was Shah Rukh Khan? When Mumbai 26/11 attack was where Shah Rukh?” the minister wrote.