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MNIK controvery left me numb says SRK

"Numb" was the word actor Shah Rukh Khan used to describe his state of mind during the controversy raging over the release of his film My Name is Khan, following Shiv Sena protests in Mumbai.

mumbai Updated: Feb 18, 2010 23:09 IST

"Numb" was the word actor Shah Rukh Khan used to describe his state of mind during the controversy raging over the release of his film My Name is Khan, following Shiv Sena protests in Mumbai.

The 44-year-old superstar said that he didn't apologise to the Shiv Sena because he couldn't understand the "logic" behind their anger.

"If they had a problem with my film, I would have apologised. I have done so earlier because I do not want to offend anyone with my films, my aim is to entertain. But this was about who I am as a person and my Indianness and I was hurt that I had to clarify it again and again," Shah Rukh said in an interaction with Star News.

The Shiv Sena had launched an attack on the actor after he supported the inclusion of Pakistani players in the IPL and threatened to disrupt MNIK's release in Mumbai.

The actor was on a whirlwind world tour when the controversy escalated and lead to violence in Mumbai.

"I just wanted to rush back home... It was like living in a bad dream and I was constantly worried that someone might get hurt, because I want my film to make people happy, that is all I want," said Shah Rukh.

The film had a limited release in Mumbai and Gujarat last Friday, but opened to full houses across the rest of the country and received positive reviews.