As India celebrates its 71 st Republic Day recently, internet is flooded with patriotic posts and wishes. Amidst all this a video of Shah Rukh Khan is doing the rounds on social media.
The video is from a recent episode of reality show Dance Plus 5, in which Shah Rukh was a guest.
In the video, the actor said that he has taught his children that they are Indians with no religion. He said, “Humne kabhi Hindu-Musalman ki baat hi nahi ki. Meri biwi jo hai Hindu hai, main Musalman hu aur mere jo bachche hai woh Hindustan hain. (We never talked about Hindu and Muslims. My wife is Hindu, I’m Muslim and my children are Hindustan).”
Shah Rukh Khan says, I am Muslim, my wife is Hindu
He added, “Kai baar school main woh bharna padta hai ki religion kya hai. Jab meri beti chhoti thi toh usne aake pucha mujhse ki papa hum kaunse religion ke hai. Toh maine usme ye likha ki hum Indian hi hain yaar. Koi religion nahi hai. Aur hona bhi nahi chahiye. (In school we have to write our religion. When my daughter was young she asked me what religion we belong to. I told her that we are Indians and have no religion).”
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
SRK has been vocal about how no religion is pressed inside the house on any members and that they celebrate festivals of every religion with equal fervour. he had told IANS in an earlier interview, “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 work front, Shah Rukh Khan was last seen in Aanand L Rai’s ‘Zero’, which failed to make a mark at the box office. The actor is yet to announce his next project.