Shah Rukh Khan on Monday said there was "nothing worse than religious intolerance and that it would take India to the Dark Ages"

Anupam Kher has come out in support of Shah Rukh Khan after Yogi Adityanath compared the Bollywood superstar with Pakistani terrorist Hafiz Saeed for his comments over intolerance in India.

"Some members of the BJP really need to control their tongue & stop talking rubbish about @iamsrk. He is a national icon & We r PROUD of him," he wrote.

Filmmaker Aparna Sen on Tuesday lashed out against Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Sadhvi Prachi's 'Pakistani agent' comments on Shah Rukh Khan, calling for legal action against the leader.

"Can't believe Sadhvi's reaction to SRK on tv! They're ones who want to break the country apart! There should be legal action against her!"
Raghu Ram minced no words while expressing his displeasure over unwarranted attacks on SRK. "These clowns are no one to question anyone's patriotism. Honest criticism isn't anti-national. It's democratic Imo anyone who attacks critics as anti-national coz of their religion is anti-democracy, and hence, anti-national themselves"

However, superstar Salman Khan refused to be drawn into the debate over BJP leaders' attack on his contemporary Shah Rukh Khan for his "extreme intolerance" comment.

Salman added he was not "aware" of Shah Rukh's remarks on intolerance and hence could not answer the question.

Actress Sonam Kapoor came to Salman's rescue when the "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" star was bombarded with questions on the ongoing political furore over "growing intolerance" comments by Shah Rukh Khan.

While promoting their upcoming film, 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo', she took the mike to answer on Salman's behalf, giving a glimpse of her trademark brazen honesty. "I will answer that question. I think it will be better if I answer that question...Anything that is intolerant or anything that is said without correct evidence is completely unacceptable. So people just saying things in the name of religion, class, creed is totally disgusting," she said.

Courtesy: mid day

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