With changing time and society, a lot is being said and done in our democratic nation. More people have started speaking for themselves. With the help of social media, it has become a lot easier to put out your views and reach almost all corners of the world. The whole world got to listen what Kangana Ranaut said about the prevailing sexism in Bollywood, violent protests by Karni Sena against ‘Padmaavat‘, and of course the prevailing communal tensions in our society.
And when the King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan got interviewed by Zeinab Badawi from ‘HardTalk’, he had to answer about everything that’s going wrong in India and Bollywood.
While answering about his start in the film industry, he said:
“I started off working I remember this wonderful director called me and said the reason you’re interesting to work with is because you’re very unattractive.”
Zeinab asked if he thinks he is doing enough or anything for women rights, he said:
“God no I don’t think so. You know I have been and I should be extremely self centered for many years because I needed to do what I do I’m like a regular guy want to make a lot of money I want to be famous I want to do my job. I’m sensitive because I’m an actor or the other way around. There always has been two thoughts about turning around and doing something for the community for you know service to others and I don’t think I’ve done enough.”
On answering about advocating women rights and still having scantily clad women in his movie, Shah Rukh said,:
“In my films everything revolves around the woman, I revolve around the women.”
The King of romance had to answer about the communal tensions taking over our nation. Explaining it with logic, SRK said:
“There will be dissent for everything and I think like you would also believe and we all believe, there has to be a discussion on it. There can’t be a radical standoff when there is dissent. I think you can have a discussion and then you talk about in our country – we are the biggest democracy – and if you are the biggest democracy, dissent is a part and parcel of that and as much is discussion.”
Shah Rukh answered about Kangana’s claims on sexism prevailing in Bollywood and even talked about the movies that Bollywood should make. Check out all his savage answers to Zeinab, in the video given below.