Mumbai, Jan 30: As India and Pakistan spar over the issue of security for Shah Rukh Khan, the Bollywood superstar on Tuesday said it was sad that an article written by him took an "unwarranted twist" and he was forced to reiterate his patriotism.
Addressing a press conference in Mumbai, he said the article "Inside My Khanate" written by him recently for Outlook Turning Points, was being misquoted.
"I never said I feel unsafe in India..I tell my children, they are Indians first." To those offering unsolicited advice, let me say: we in India feel safe. They should read my article first," Khan said.
"It is irksome to have to have to clarify these issues...maybe I should stick to writing only on issues you expect me to know about, " he said.
In the piece in Outlook Turning Point, Khan had written, "I sometimes become the inadvertent object of political leaders who choose to make me a symbol of all that they think is wrong and unpatriotic about Muslims in India."
He added, "There have been occasions when I have been accused of bearing allegiance to our neighbouring nation rather than my own country - this even though I am an Indian, whose father fought for the freedom of India. Rallies have been held where leaders have exhorted me to leave and return what they refer to my original homeland."