Shahrukh Khan has always laid stress on the fact that all festivals are celebrated with equal vigor in his house and that no specific religion (Hindu or Musalman) gets importance.
Bollywood’s King Khan aka Shahrukh Khan has always been of the view that no matter what happens, religion is never a point of discussion in his house and that his children always use ‘Indian’ in forms whenever they are asked to specify their religion.
Very recently, Shahrukh Khan was on a visit to the sets of dance reality show Dance Plus 5 and opening up about the same he said,
“Humne koi Hindu-Musalman ki baat hi nahi ki (We have never talked about Hindu-Muslim) Meri biwi Hindu hai, mai Musalman hoon (My wife is Hindu, I am a Muslim) Aur mere jo bacche hain, wo Hindustan hain (and my children are India).”
Here’s the tweet,
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
Shahrukh Khan’s answer was received by clapping,
“Jab wo school gae 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 (When they went to school, they had to write their religion. My daughter came to me once and asked ‘what is our religion?’ I simply wrote in her form that we are Indian, we do not have a religion).”
Talking about his kids Shahrukh Khan shared,
“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.”
On the professional front, Shah Rukh was last seen in his home production Anand L Rai’s Zero, sharing the screen space with Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. The movie was a huge box office disappointment.
Shah Rukh is taking his time to come out of the self-imposed sabbatical and is yet to announce any film post the debacle of Zero.