In response to Shahrukh’s afflictions, Hafiz Saeed – cheif of Jamat ud Dawa invited Mr Khan to Pakistan. The chief vows Shahrukh will be ‘welcomed and respected’ in Pakistan.
SRK’s article and cleric’s invitation, both have aroused unrest paving to an uproar on social media as well.
The superstar Shah Rukh Khan has written an article for Outlook Turning Points magazine titled ‘Being a Khan in association with The New York Times.
In an ’emotive’ mode Shah Rukh also talks about why he made My Name is Khan (2010), which is centred on Islamophobia and how Muslims are stereotyped as being ‘terrorists.’ Shah Rukh himself was detained at a US airport due to his surname. “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.”
Shah Rukh, whose wife Gauri is a Hindu follower,unveiled why their children names don’t reveal any religious identity as to deter any kind of suspicion that te superstar faces when travelling abroad. However, he is also aware of the fact that his name will always be affiliated with them due to his star status. “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.”
Hafiz Saeed is a most-wanted terrorist in India, for his accused affiliations with Lashkar-e-Taiba and its anti-India activities. On the contrary, Hafiz negates any militant associations.