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Shahrukh Khan Slams Hindu Extremism (India)

Posted by on Saturday, January 26, 2013, 11:49
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Bollywood king Shahrukh Khan, lashing out at Hindu extremists, said the Muslims in India are not considered loyalist to the country. He also alleged that several politicians pressured him to leave India.

Shahrukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan

Exposing the so-called secular face of India, the world largest democracy, the Bollywood actor said several Hindu politicians asked him to go back to his native homeland, Pakistan, after 9/11 incident.

In an article titled Being a Khan for Outlook Turning Points magazine, he said, “I sometimes become the inadvertent object of political leaders who choose to make me a symbol of all that they think is wrong and unpatriotic about Muslims in India”.

Expressing agony he is facing for being born as a Muslim, “There have been occasions when I have been accused of bearing allegiance to our neighboring nation (Pakistan) rather than my own country – this even though I am an Indian, whose father fought for the freedom of India. Rallies have been held where leaders have exhorted me to leave and return what they refer to my ‘original’ homeland.”

Unfolding further the anguish caused by the Hindu extremism, Khan noted, “I gave my son and daughter names that could pass for generic (pan-India and pan-religious) ones – Aryan and Suhana. The Khan has been bequeathed by me so they can’t really escape it.”

Voicing the frustration caused by the indomitable pressure from Hindu extremists, Khan said that he was pressed to make the film My Name is Khan to prove a point after being repeatedly detained in US airports because of his last name.

“I was grilled at the airport for hours about my last name when I going to promote the film in America for the first time,” he added.

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