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Stand for freedom of expression, but won't comment on anything political or religious now: SRK


Sushant Mehta,CNN-IBN
Feb 08, 2013 at 08:24am IST

New Delhi: No other Bollywood star has been in as many controversies as Shah Rukh Khan. Recently in the news for an article on being Muslim, the actor now says he won't speak on anything political or religious.

While speaking to CNN-IBN, Shah Rukh said he stands for freedom of expression, when questioned about the growing intolerance with regard to the Kashmir girl band and to Kamal Haasan's film 'Vishwaroopam'.

When asked to give any message to the Kashmir girl band 'Pragaash', which was forced to disband after Kashmir's Grand Mufti called it un-Islamic to sing in public, the superstar said, "To be honest, I have stopped commenting on anything religious or political from now on. But generally if you ask me, I do stand for freedom of expression."

"I'm an actor. You speak to me about my films. You want to speak about serious issues, you get some serious people - not actor and actresses," the King Khan quipped when asked about the reason why he chose to stay silent.

However, the actor happily discussed his next project. "Chennai Express I am shooting for now. It is great working with Deepika (Padukone) and Rohit (Shetty). We'll complete it in 40-45 days. It is a very funny film."

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