Lately, Shah Rukh Khan and son Aryan Khan has been making headlines for the latter being under NCB’s custody after being arrested in a raid at a Goa-bound cruise ship recently.
Given the gaze on Bollywood’s First (or is it second?) Family, an excerpt from Senior Khan’s interview on podcast hosted by now-disbanded comedy club AIB is going viral online, reports KoiMoi.com. There are many fans speculating that Aryan’s arrest is just retaliation for something the actor did or did not do.
In the podcast, SRK says that there were times he wished to scream his true feelings about the ongoing affairs issues from the rooftop, but now he has learned to keep himself quiet to avoid trouble.
When asked how he felt when he becomes ‘the news of the day’ for something he hasn’t even done or commented on, Shah Rukh replied, “So last night, there was some news about the honorable President Donald Trump. I don’t want to mention any ethnic or religious groups, but something was happening. So I wake up in the morning, and my first thought… I have nothing to do with that world, I don’t even think I have a valid visa (to the US), and I may never get it after this… I pick up my phone, and I used to be very fast – King of Bollywood – but now I wake up and think, ‘Kaunsa king, kaunsa Bollywood?’ And prayers are happening inside, in every language. I pray to every God, ‘I have nothing to do with what has happened in America today, I hope not’.”
The superstar went on to joke on topics making sure to be cautious of what he has to be in the public. The actor said that a few days back a few filmmakers talked about a person who got ‘violated’ in the ‘north’, and even when the actor didn’t say anything in public he came to know that he was going viral on social media. The reference was to the attack on director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, while he was shooting the movie ‘Padmaavat’.
When asked, if the actor felt venting out his frustrations, the DDLJ actor said that ‘there are some days’ when he ‘genuinely’ feels like screaming to the world, “Haan! Haan, maine kiya hai! Haan, maine yeh bhi bola tha! Haan, aur main yeh bhi bol raha hoon, aur haan main Shah Rukh hoon! (Yes! Yes, I did it! And yes, I said that, too! And I’m also saying this! And yes, I’m Shah Rukh!)”
Meanwhile, there have been many Bollywood industry colleagues who have stepped up to show their support towards the actor.