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Hrithik Roshan reacts to recent Shah Rukh Khan controversy

Dibyojyoti Baksi, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, January 31, 2013
First Published: 11:02 IST(31/1/2013) | Last Updated: 19:41 IST(1/2/2013)

Shah Rukh Khan has had his share of controversies in the past, and the actor seems to have found himself at the centre of yet another one. After the publication of an article he wrote for an international magazine in which he spoke about being a Muslim in India, Shah Rukh was reportedly invited by Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed to live in Pakistan. Next, Pakistani interior minister Rehman Malik said India should provide security to the star. In this situation, Hrithik Roshan seems to be sympathetic towards SRK.

“I don’t know what’s happening, but I feel that people shouldn’t make a big deal about it,” says Hrithik. He also regrets the underlying tensions and strains between actors and others in the film fraternity and takes pride in maintaining a clean image through his career.

“If you follow my life, I’ve never had an issue with anyone. Things that were said about me haven’t hurt me. I give people the benefit of the doubt. When people say bad things about me, I love them in return,” says the actor, who is busy with the post-production of Krrish 3.

Hrithik thinks it is immature of actors to indulge in ego wars and fights. “You should stop fighting when you’re out of school. Then you have to grow up and mature.

People can say things, words can be twisted, you can misinterpret what people are saying, succumb to anger or insecurity and in that frame of mind, you end up saying things that you don’t mean,” says Hrithik.

SRK speaks at the Yale university

Recently, Farah Khan also tweeted in support of the actor saying: "Just read @iamsrk s article on http://www.twitlonger.com/show/krng1d  ..its sensitively writtn,frm the heart n true.cnt understand why the controversy??"

Excerpts from SRK’s statement
“…I would like to tell all those who are offering me unsolicited advice that we in India are extremely safe and happy. We have an amazing democratic, free and secular way of life…
…My profession, as an actor, makes me liked beyond the borders of my nation and culture. The hugs and love that I am showered upon by nationalities all around the world, make me safe all over the globe and my safety has genuinely never been a matter of concern to me…”
— Shah Rukh Khan

Hrithik shares childhood memories of dad Rakesh
The actor has been busy with his film Krrish 3, so he’s also stayed away from endorsements, but he recently signed up as the brand ambassador of Swiss watch brand Rado, which struck an emotional chord with him.

“My dad used to wear a Rado which is one of my earliest memories,” says Hrithik. The actor is going to start shooting for Siddharth Anand’s Bang Bang with Katrina Kaif by end of February.



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