Congress leader and documentary film-maker Yasmin Kidwai shared a video clip in which the Baadshah of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan is seen speaking on the idea of India and comparing the country's diverse culture to a beautiful painting where all the colours coexist in harmony.
Being Diverse Is Good, Divisive Is Bad!
In the 29-second clip, a part of Kidwai's documentary 'Filmisthaan-The Euphoric State of Bollywood on India and Our Intrinsic Pluralistic Culture', Shahrukh Khan says, "Being diverse is a good thing, being divisive is not. Like art has no religion, I think our country has no religion, and all of them amalgamated together."
Languages, People, Religions All Coexist Together
The actor speaks about how there are 1,600 languages and dialects in the country, which change every 10 or 15 kilometres and how hundreds of religions coexist.
India Is Like A Very Beautiful Painting, Says Shahrukh Khan
"India is a beautiful painting and all colours just enhance each other. You take away one colour or start saying this colour is better than the other, I think the painting is not a painting anymore," the actor says.
India Is One Nation Glorious By Its Diversity
Tweeting the video clip, which has subsequently gone viral on social media, Kidwai said she spoke to Shahrukh Khan for her documentary film. The video was also shared by the official handle of the Congress Party, which tweeted, "@iamsrk echoes what the Congress Party has been saying for many years now. India is one nation, made glorious by its diversity."
Just yesterday, Shahrukh Khan also posted a rap video to encourage people to cast their vote after Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to celebrities to encourage people to exercise their franchise.