The Baadshah of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan came down heavily on the Indian media by saying that news anchors and journalists must learn how to behave while asking questions and not interrupt others while it's their turn to ask questions. SRK also targeted news anchors and said they need to "get over their wonderful, newly-gained stardom."
SRK said, "Here, I want to tell the journalists that it is not your time, so can you please keep quiet. Can I listen to those two people you are asking questions to? Now, there are two journalists on the TV screen and both are talking over each other and the panelists, sitting there, are not talking. It is a strange space..."
Shahrukh Khan also advised Indian journalists to learn how to behave, from their western counterparts. "Why don't journalists here behave the way their counterparts do in the West? You see journalists asking pointed questions to presidential candidates fearlessly and with facts. If the other person interrupts, they would stop and say, 'It is his time'," said SRK.
The Raees star also criticised the media for picking up things from social media and making it a huge issue. "Why do you want to join the bandwagon of faceless people on social media who just want to say a thing and become famous?" Not just this, Shahrukh Khan was in a bashing spree and further lashed out at the media for taking things of of context on purpose just to make it sound sensational. He said "always (the media) going to utilise snippets, bytes, pieces and words to somehow bolster your point of view?"
If you thought that Shahrukh Khan was done with his media bashing, the actor further pulled the Meryl Streep Vs Donald Trump issue. He said why should Bollywood stars speak out about things which is not affecting them? "What Meryl Streep spoke about at the Golden Globe Awards is related to what's happening in the US, something she believes in, and has a comment to make. Before any journalist starts comparing, is there a similar situation here that you want me to speak about? No. If there is a situation that is different, I am sure people who want to speak will speak differently,"
Shahrukh Khan finally ended his rant by saying, "Why would Indian actors speak about a situation that does not exist? If there is an agenda and situation you want us to speak on, then you ask us about it and, obviously, we do speak."