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“Indian Hi Hain Yaar, Koi Religion Nahi Nai” Shah Rukh On How He Fills His Kids School Form

Shah Rukh Khan Has Once Again Taken The Religion Debate By Reiterating That His Children Are Free To Discover Religion For Themselves And It Is Not Something That Is Preached Or Discussed At His House

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shriparna Saha | Updated on: 26 Jan 2020, 11:48:31 AM
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Shah Rukh Khan with his children (Photo Credit: Instagram)

New Delhi:

Shah Rukh Khan has once again taken the religion debate by reiterating that his children are free to discover religion for themselves and it is not something that is preached or discussed at his house, adding that his children write “Indian” in forms where they need to mention their religion.

During his visit to the sets of Dance Plus 5, Shah Rukh said, “Humne koi Hindu-Musalman ki baat hi nahi ki. Meri biwi Hindu hai, mai Musalman hoon. Aur mere jo bacche hain, wo Hindustan hain.” Everyone clapped as he continued, “Jab wo school gae to school me wo bharna padta hai ki religion kya hai. To jab meri beti choti thi, usne aa ke pucha bhi mujhse ek baar, ‘papa hum kaun se religion ke hain?’ Maine usme ye likha ki hum Indian hi hain yaar, koi religion nahi hai. Aur hona bhi nahi chahiye. (We have never discussed Hindu-Muslim. My wife is Hindu, I am a Muslim and our kids are Hindustan. When they went to school, they had to write their religion. My daughter came to me once and asked ‘what is our religion?’ I simply wrote in her form that we are Indian, we do not have a religion. )

The actor also revealed that he never had taken a picture with the Taj Mahal as his first viisit to the city was when he was drawing a petty salary. Reminiscing about his first visit to the Taj Mahal on his first salary, mere Rs 50. SRK revealed after giving up all the money he had for the train ticket he had money left just enough for a glass of pink lassi. “A bee fell into it, but I still drank it and puked all through my return journey,” he admitted sheepishly, going on to pose in front of the Taj Mahal on the set.

SRK has often insisted that religion is not imposed inside his house and they celebrate all festivals. Talking about his kids, SRK has earlier said, “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.”

About his own religion, Shah Rukh had said,, “I’m not religious in terms of reading namaz [prayer] five times but I am Islamic. I believe in the tenets of Islam and I believe that it’s a good religion and a good discipline.

"I believe religion is personal... You learn and respect each other because you learn about your religion on your own. I hope my children do the same," said Shah Rukh.” had earlier said.

On work front,SRK is yet to announce any film post the debacle of Zero. Nonetheless, he has a few production ventures including Abhishek Bachchan’s Bob Biswas, which went on floors earlier this week in Delhi.

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First Published : 26 Jan 2020, 11:48:31 AM

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