Shah Rukh apologises, says there is no intolerance in India

INDIA-ENTERTAINMENT-BOLLYWOOD Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol Devgn appear at a promotional event for their upcoming film "Dilwale" in Mumbai | AFP

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan has come up with a clarification on his 'intolerance' remarks and said he was really sorry if anybody had felt bad.

Talking at a programme organised by a news channel, Shah Rukh said everything was fine in our country and that nobody had shown any intolerant behaviour towards him.

“I am not saying it's (intolerance) there in our country at the moment... It's not there at all....” the actor was quoted as saying by The Telegraph.

“I think for younger generations... I am not saying it for the generation that exists... I am not saying that right now we are intolerant,” Shah Rukh said as per the report.

The actor further said he was not saying this because he wanted people to watch his film. Shah Rukh's upcoming film Dilwale, in which he will be seen opposite to Kajol, is scheduled to hit the screens on Friday.

Shah Rukh had earlier sparked off a controversy on November 2, when he said “There is intolerance, there is extreme intolerance… there is, I think… there is growing intolerance.”

He had further said that “religious intolerance and not being secular…is the worst kind of crime that you can do as a patriot”.

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