Bollywood superstar, Shah Rukh Khan has today broken his silent on why major actors kept hush during the controversy that erupted prior to the release of ‘Padmaavat’.
In an interview with Hindustan Times Khan said, “Sometimes, when people are going in an ‘uprising’, you should just stand back. Nobody is scared, fearful or hiding their own skin as is said about Bollywood stars, ‘Oh these people just want to earn money and not do anything for the society.’ No. We love our society, we make entertaining films and we want our society to be happy.”
Asked to elaborate on why actors kept quiet during the ‘Padmaavat’ row, Khan added, “Business of our films happen in the first few days. If you kill the first few days, the business suffers… Recently with the Viacom18 film (Padmaavat), we had people saying ‘Why don’t the other stars come up, they are not coming up, oh they are hiding.’ No, we are not hiding. As a matter of fact, the simple truth is this – there are certain people who go on an ‘uprising’, so to say. If more prominent actors, actresses and directors came and talked about this film… As a matter of fact, many a times I suggested to their team, not to talk about this, just keep quiet because you are giving wind to fire. And suddenly these people are getting more recognised by the virtue of being on all the news channels. So don’t give them importance.”