The controversy involving the possibility of ‘King Khan,’ i.e. Khan, leaving India after Modi’s election win has spread like wildfire across the social media landscape. Many users have claimed that Khan made an earlier promise that he will stop living in India should Modi head the government of this country.
Several supporters of Modi have demanded that Khan issue a formal statement. They insist that the 48-year-old actor should speak out on whether he is going to stick to his promise now that Modi has won the election.
The Reality: Mr Kamaal Khan is known for his controversial statements. Some days ago, he tweeted: ‘It’s my challenge to entire world that if Modi ji will become next PM, then I will leave not only Twitter but India also forever.’ The pathetic part is, some illiterates (or literate hatemongers) could not differentiate the ‘S’ from the ‘K’ and thus began a series of unethical, untrue and immoral personal attacks on Mr Shah Rukh Khan.
Shahrukh Khan’s Early Life:
Khan was born on 2 November 1965 in New Delhi, India,[a] and brought up in Mangalore for the first five years of his life. His grandfather served as chief engineer in Mangalore port in the 1960s. His father, Taj Mohammed Khan, an ethnic Pathan, was an Indian independence activist from Peshawar, British India (present-day Pakistan). According to Khan, his paternal grandfather was originally from Afghanistan. His mother, Lateef Fatima, was the adopted daughter of Shah Nawaz Khan, a Major General in the Indian National Army. Shahrukh Khan’s father came to New Delhi from Qissa Khawani Bazaar in Peshawar before the 1947 partition of India. Regarding his origin, Khan described himself on Twitter as “half Hyderabadi (mother), half Pathan (father), some Kashmiri (grandmother)” His father died of cancer when Khan was 15 years old, and his mother died in 1990 after prolonged illness.
Shahrukh Khan: “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,” the actor wrote in Outlook Turning Points, published by India’s Outlook magazine in association with the New York Times.
“There have been occasions when I have been accused of bearing allegiance to our neighbouring nation 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 my home and return to what they refer to as my original homeland,” he wrote.
So now you decide for yourself.