Supporters of Indian National Congress come out on streets in favour of of Shah Rukh Khan to show solidarity
NEW DELHI: Several supporters of the popular actor of film Industry come out in his defence, and attacked the BJP Several Congress supporters and celebrities including Riteish Deshmukh, Zoya Akhtar and Sudhir Mishra have joined the chorus to support superstar Shahrukh Khan who has drawn the ire of a section of BJP leaders over his recent “growing intolerance in the country” remark. Popular Indian film actor Shah Rukh Khan has stirred a controversy by joining in the debate of rising intolerance in India, angering some extreme elements in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), with some even calling him a traitor. Recently, while interacting with the media and his fans on his birthday, the Bollywood superstar spoke out against rising levels of intolerance in India. He said: "The one thing I truly believe in is if there is intolerance to creativity and if there is intolerance to the country because of religion, we are taking away every forward step that the nation is taking.” But members of the BJP have criticised Mr Khan, saying he is attacking their administration. They even compared him to international terrorists. BJP lawmaker Yogi Adityanath said: "These people are speaking the language of militants. I think there is no difference in the language of Shah Rukh Khan and Hafiz Saeed.” Several supporters of the popular actor have come out in his defence, and attacked the BJP. Said Indian actor Raza Murad: "This country is not anyone's personal property. We don't need anyone's permission, sympathy or certificate to live here."