Shahrukh Khan talks about his life of being a Khan
Shah Rukh Khan recently most unequivocally confessed about his plight of living in a world being a Muslim post 9/11. Shah Rukh Khan, who is popularly called SRK, has announced that countless politicians have asked him to go back to his “native homeland”.
A magazine titled ‘Outlook Turning Points’ have provided with a story in the first person, which has been titled “Being a Khan”. This has been put out in association with “The New York Times” magazine. The 47 year old actor has let his distress out on this matter to his readers.
The actor tied the knot in the year 1991 to Gauri, who is a Hindu. He has two children who have been named Suhana and Aryan.
Some passages from the published article of “Being a Khan” have been revealed. He made heart-wrenching exposés about some of the political leaders who have made him their target and objectified him as bearing all things that are unscrupulous about Muslims.
The passage thus reads, “I sometimes become the inadvertent object of political leaders who choose to make me a symbol of all that they think is wrong and unpatriotic about Muslims in India. There have been occasions when I have been accused of bearing allegiance to our neighboring nation (Pakistan) rather than my own country - this even though I am an Indian, whose father fought for the freedom of India. Rallies have been held where leaders have exhorted me to leave and return what they refer to my 'original' homeland.”
Talking about his children and their names he said, “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. I pronounce it with my epiglottis when asked by Muslims and throw the Aryan as evidence of their race when non-Muslims enquire. I imagine this will prevent my offspring from receiving unwarranted eviction orders or random fatwas in the future.”
He also spoke about the reason he made “My Name Is Khan”. He bared his heart out saying that he had become so agitated by the occurrence of a terrorist, “who co-incidentally carries the same name as mine that I made a film subtly titled 'My Name Is Khan' (and I am not a terrorist) to prove a point.”
He also added, “Ironically, I was interrogated at the airport for hours about my last name when I was going to promote the film in America for the first time.”