Feel sad I should be made to say I am a patriot: Shah Rukh Khan on intolerance debate



The 50-year-old actor was at the centre of a controversy last year for his comments on patriotism in the wake of a raging debate on intolerance and faced backlash on the social media.

Actor Shah Rukh Khan has said “sometimes I feel very sad… feel like crying” when he is “made to say I belong to this country, I am a patriot“.I am a patriot, rather we all are. We do not have to compete with others to say we are patriots… I will tell all young people to be tolerant, be happy, work hard and take this nation forward. Small, petty matters should not harm our nation’s interest,” Khan told Rajat Sharma on the India TV show ‘Aap Ki Adalat’.