Salman, who was in the capital to promote his upcoming film "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo", was asked about the "feeling of intolerance" in the country and BJP MP Yogi Adityanath comparing Shah Rukh to Pakistani terrorist Hafiz Saeed.
The 49-year-old actor, steering clear of making a direct comment on the issue, said,"This is a wrong forum for that... We are here to promote 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo'. But I will answer your question. My mother is Sushila Charak, my father is Salim Khan."
Salman added he was not "aware" of Shah Rukh's remarks on intolerance and hence could not answer the question. When pressed for his reaction, his film's co-star Sonam Kapoor interjected and insisted answering on his behalf.
"I should answer this question. Anything that is intolerant or that is said without complete evidence is unacceptable so people just saying things in the name of religion, class, creed is disgusting and I think we should
rest what we have to say at that point," the actress said before asking the media to talk about "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo".
"We should talking about 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' as this is a film about love, tolerance, brother and sister relationship and I think Salman answered it really really well," Sonam added.
"We all are here, does it make a difference? Who is sitting here... does it matter to you? You asked me a question. It did not matter. We all are Indians," Salman said.
Sonam again came to the actor's rescue when he was asked to react on filmmakers and writers returning their awards in protest against intolerance in the country.
"I don't know if anybody knows but Salman never goes for award function. Even if he goes, he does not take any," the actress answered.
When asked that Shah Rukh claimed recently he was ready to give back his award if needed, Salman added in jest that the actor always gets him in a fix. "He says something and then I have to come and (explain)," she said.


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