"People need a chance to express themselves and then they use public figures... People stand on the shoulders of public figures to say what they want to. It's a small thing, but then we have to sit and justify and explain that we are patriotic and nationalist," Shah Rukh said here.

"I have a name since a lot of years now, Mashallah, and now it (controversy) happens every week or month... It's strange that mostly it happens around the release of a film. There are opportunist people," he said.

Nevertheless, his over 25 years of experience as an actor has taught him one lesson. "I get so much love from people.... I understand that these things don't have any effect... Neither on us, our film, name or work."

SRK was here with Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon to promote 'Dilwale', which is releasing on Friday.


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