Saturday, February 13, 2010
Vijay Goel slams SRK; suggests him to concentrate on acting
New Delhi, Feb 12 (UNI) Unlike other BJP leaders, party's All India General Secretary Vijay Goel today criticised Shah Rukh Khan for getting involved in the ongoing controversy surrounding 'My Name Is Khan' and suggested that being an actor, Khan should concentrate on his acting.
''I feel that being a politician, if I am expected to not get involved in the matters of entertainment industry, same should be understood by other professionals also,'' Mr Goel said.
Speaking on the reason that had led to the Khan-Shiv Sena controversy, the BJP leader quipped, ''When he has so much love for the neighbouring country's players, why did not he take them in his IPL team.''
The actor is the co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), a team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) twenty20 cricket tournament which does not have any player from the Pakistan cricket team.
However, the former Union Minister did not shy away from giving his opinion on the movie that hit theatres across the country today and said, ''The name of the movie is also not appropriate according to Indian mindset.''
''There was no need to mention one's religion in the title of the movie,'' he asserted.
Recalling the incident at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey in August last year where the actor was allegedly detained by US immigration officials because his name came up on a computer alert list, Mr Goel again slammed the 'Bollywood Badshah'.
''It has now become a practice of every Muslim to level such criticism,'' he claimed.
The actor had gone to the US to promote ''My Name is Khan''.
Meanwhile, party's newly-elected president Nitin Gadkari today chose to play safe and kept mum on the issue and said, ''Whatever had to be said has already been said by our party spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad and whatever he has said is the stand of the party.''
Mr Shankar had reportedly said yesterday his party did not approve of the threats by the Sena to stop the release of the Shahrukh Khan-starrer movie.