"I don't even understand
what 'My Name Is Khan' has got to do with what I say," he
"You know 'My Name Is Khan' is not only my film. It has
got Kajol and Karan (Johar) and hundred and fifty other people
whose livelihood depends on that."
"And if there is an issue with me you have to sort it
out with me and talk to me about my ideology," said Shah
Rukh, who owns the Kolkata Knight Riders team, while sticking
to his guns on the issue.
"I have no take on anybody's statement" he said referring
to Shiv Sena leaders' criticism of his views. "I can only
do a take on my statement. And what I say and what everyone
believes in... what I say that we are Indians and we should
have everyone like to live freely and happily and be good."
"And so there is nothing new, we learnt it in class three
civics books till I finished my masters that this is what I
was taught by my parents and my mom."
"And I don't know what the issue is really. I mean what
is wrong in saying what I say that everyone is welcome to my
country and I welcome them with open arms, whether it's art,
culture, sport, politics... you know, whatever."
"Everyone has got the right to do what they wish to do
in our country. That's why it's the biggest democracy apparently,"
Shah Rukh said.