Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan does not like America, according to an interview he gave recently to the The Times (of London not the Mumbai rag Times of India).
Shahrukh Khan minced no words about America in his interview with Anil Sinanan, Times Bollywood Film Critic:
I don’t like America. I love London as I feel at home here. People say English people are very cold and not friendly but I find them amazingly warm.
It’s not the people of London alone that Shahrukh Khan finds charming.
To me London is the hub of the world and anyone doing well there is a top notch achiever to me…I am not talking about Mr Mittal or Monty Panesar but about every Indian, Pakistani, and Sri Lankan who is there. I love the fact that another country like England has opened its arms and invited us with so much love.
But Shahrukh Khan never tells us in the interview with The Times why he does not like America.
Perhaps Shahrukh Khan is too scared to explain the reason or the interviewer never asked him.
Bollywood is big in America. Most of Shahrukh Khan’s films are screened across the U.S. and the star makes good money in America through his movies and tours here.
Does Shahrukh Khan’s dislike of America include the $$$$ (hint: money)?
If his dislike of America includes the $$ too, will Shahrukh Khan deprive us of his movies and tours in future?
Since Shahrukh Khan has many fans among the Indian diaspora in USA, many of whom are also American citizens, would he elaborate on why he hates America?
What has America done to Shahrukh Khan that he should dislike this country? Has he ever been treated badly by America?
Is Shahrukh Khan’s dislike of America prompted by American foreign policy and its impact on Muslims?
But Muslims are treated no better in Shahrukh Khan’s own country India.
Of the thousand people who lost their lives in the Gujarat riots of 2002, the majority were Muslims. Most of the Muslims were literally butchered to death.
In its bold expose, Tehelka blamed the Gujarat administration headed by Narendra Modi as well as the state police for the massacre of many Muslims.
Does Shahrukh Khan have the courage to challenge Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to a debate on the wholesale massacre of the Muslims? Probably not.
Since America is a little weak these days – because of the Iraq war, the economy and our dodo President – Shahrukh Khan seems to find in America an easy target for his hatred.
Our analysis aside, we would like to know from Shahrukh Khan himself as to why he hates America.
Come on, Shahrukh Khan. Tell us the reason.
Indian Americans have contributed to your success, popularity and riches. They have a right to ask you why you dislike their country?
Should Indian Americans petition the State Department not to grant you a U.S. Visa in future? That way, you can keep company with Narendra Modi, who as you may know has been denied a Visa to the U.S.