Mumbai: Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan on Friday played down former England skipper Nasser Hussain's controversial "donkey" remarks against some Indian players, saying they should not be taken at face value.
"Some of the expressions in English language are different. They should not be taken at face value," said the actor at a media conference relating to Nokia Champions T20 League here on Friday.
Hussain's comments on TV during the course of the ongoing ODI series in England, terming some of the Indian players as "donkeys" in fielding, had enraged a lot of former cricketers and the BCCI.
"Some of the expressions in English language are different. They should not be taken at face value."
"We are one of the finest teams in the world. One does not turn into a donkey from a tiger just because some one says so," he added.
The Bollywood star also condemned Wednesday's bomb blast outside the Delhi High Court, which killed 12 people and injured over 70.
"Any act of terrorism is an act of cowardice. We need to condemn it. I pray for all those (victims)," he added.