Shah Rukh Khan ‘Sad’ As Shiv Sena Misconstrued His IPL Statement
Shah Rukh Khan
Bollywood king Shah Rukh Khan, who is now facing the heat of Shiv Sena's anger over his statement to include Pakistani players' in the Indian Premier League (IPL), says he feels "sad" as his comments are being misconstrued as being against a group.
"Sad my statements are seen as a stand against a group instead of a stand for myself and my individuality," Shah Rukh tweeted on Wednesday evening.
"Differences in ideology should be grounds for debates and discussion. A must for freedom of thought. To see it any other way is so unfortunate," he added.
The actor, who was heading for a presser, was also upset considering the obvious questions headed his bay.
"Going for (a) press conference. (It) will be same question on same topic. (I) wish it was simpler and I could just talk about what I love most.. making films," he posted.
Shah Rukh, who is the owner of Kolkata Knight Riders team, had spoken against the snub of Pakistani cricketers from the upcoming tournament.
The Shiv Sena warned that if Shah Rukh failed to apologise for his statement, then his next film 'My Name Is Khan', set to release on Feb 12, would be banned in Mumbai which would be followed by a complete ban of his films in the city in case he is not apologetic for his comment.
Meanwhile, the 44-year-old actor has been supported by the Bollywood fraternity, including Aamir Khan, Preity Zinta, Mahesh Bhatt, Anupam Kher and director Anubhav Sinha to name a few.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has also come out in open support of the star.