Shah Rukh Khan recently appeared on the popular reality show Dance Plus 5. The superstar was seen as the guest judge in the special Republic Day episode. He spoke about being 'Indian’ and the importance of secularism. The video clip has now gone viral on social media.
SRK states, “Humne koi Hindu-Musalman ki baat hi nahi ki. Meri biwi Hindu hai, mai Musalman hoon. Aur mere jo bacche hain, wo Hindustan hain. Jab woh school gaye to school me wo bharna padta hai ki religion kya hai. To jab meri beti choti thi, usne aa ke pucha bhi mujhse ek baar, 'papa hum kaun se religion ke hain?’ Maine usme ye likha ki hum Indian hi hain yaar, koi religion nahi hai. Aur hona bhi nahi chahiye.” (We never spoke about Hindu-Muslim. My wife is a Hindu, I am a Muslim and our kids are Hindustan. When my kids went to school, they had to fill in the religion section. My daughter was too young back then and asked me 'what is our religion?’ I simply wrote that we are Indian, there is no religion and shouldn’t be either)
On the work front, Shah Rukh Khan was last seen on screen in Aanand L Rai’s Zero in 2018. The actor hasn’t announced his next film post the failure of the movie. In the meantime, he is busy producing a string of projects including the recently announced Bob Biswas starring Abhishek Bachchan. The movie directed by Diya Ghosh is a prequel to Kahaani and recently went on floors in Delhi.
My wife is Hindu, I am a Muslim and my kids are Hindustan. My daughter was asked the religion in school form, I told her we are Indians 🇮🇳 ❤️ - The pride of India Shah Rukh Khan. #RepublicDayIndia #RepublicDay2020 pic.twitter.com/Qk95xxLT3j— Neel Joshi (@neeljoshiii) January 25, 2020