Shah Rukh Khan, the brand’s ambassador of love in Bollywood, was once so angry that he said “I am a Pathan and I am very very protective of my family” against the late politician Amar Singh . It all started with fun at an awards ceremony in 2007.
Shah was considered one of the best when it came to doing “dark humor” on stage. His jodi with Saif Ali Khan was a rage at the time, and they were the “jaan” of the awards show. In one of his many jokes, Shah joked that he found “darindagi” in Amar Singh’s eyes.
It got a laugh during the awards show, but Mr. Singh didn’t take it well. In one of his interviews with Rediff, he added of Shah Rukh Khan: “I found more ‘darindagi’ in his language than in my eyes. I will also publicly humiliate him someday and then apologize to him and tell him it was said in black humor.
A few days later, there was a crowd of Amar Singh supporters outside Shah Rukh Khan’s Mannat protesting. This frightened her daughter Suhana Khan (who was only six at the time). In her interview with Mid-Day, SRK said, “I had to cancel my shoot and rush home four hours early because my six-and-a-half-year-old daughter (Suhana) was crying. People were screaming and screaming in front of my house. My eight year old son (Aryan) was not crying, but he was forced to stay home in case someone decided to throw something out or scream abuse. It scares me to the point of not being scared at all.
Shah Rukh Khan also said, “If you scare me by saying that you will hurt me, I will be afraid, because if I die, who will take care of my children? But if you threaten my children, I will not be in self-preservation mode. I can give my life for my children. Come on, there are only women in my house. My wife was not there, my sister is not well and my little girl was crying. I do not like it! I am a Pathan and I am very, very, very, very protective of my family.
When asked if he would call Amar Singh and confront him, Shah Rukh Khan replied, “No. I will not do it. My wife will be very scared when she reads what I’m about to say, but if I had been there… if I had reached before the cops cleared the protesters… I would have made them all cry for making them cry my girl. And that’s the promise of a Pathan. I would not have spared them. You don’t make my children cry. If you have any problem, talk to me. I know where this crowd is coming from, but now I am told that Amar Singh did not send them.
“Twenty of his fans came from all over India to protest. Its good. Maybe he didn’t send them. I’d like to give her the benefit of the doubt because I never lie, so I guess no one else would either. But don’t scare my harmless children, ”concluded an angry Shah Rukh Khan.
Phew! Wasn’t that too dark for the SRK, we know? What are your thoughts? Share in the comments section below.
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