SRK: Don't need to prove my secular credentials - Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan got entangled in the religious intolerance debate in the country after he expressed his views about the prevailing situation in the country, but the actor says there is no need for him to prove his secular credentials.
Shah Rukh said in an interview to ETV channel: "I really don't know anything about this. I speak straight-forward, clear-cut and good things whenever I speak. And I feel I need not prove myself secular."
Shah Rukh's remarks on rising intolerance in the country last month landed him in trouble, with BJP MP Yogi Adityanath comparing him to Pakistani terrorist Hafiz Saeed, and another Hindutva exponent, Sadhvi Prachi, calling the actor a "Pakistani agent."
The controversy was revisited by VHP leader Prachi when she attacked Shah Rukh and Aamir saying they are sullying the image of India through their comments on intolerance.
Shah Rukh said "Because the platform is not correct. When I speak in such programmes, people take my half words and they are placed in a different context. So, I think it is better that actors on acting platform should talk about acting and films only."
"If someone tells me that he is more patriotic than me, then he is stupid. From which angle can someone justify himself to be more patriotic? There is no logic behind that. We suddenly start shouting that I am more patriotic than you. Actually, we all are patriotic," he added.