"There is no religion, terrorism," said Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan, tonight at a public one year after the Mumbai bombings.” Civilization India do not differ with respect to religion. We are holding an impossible world, and I am very proud to be an Indian," he added, speaking at a public event held in the large gardens, Gateway of India to nations show solidarity against terrorism.
"No one can have two views on terrorism. There is a religion of terrorism. I often ask my opinion about this, maybe because I am Muslim and I am very proud to be Muslim," said Shahrukh.
"But I've read the Koran, he heard the Gita, he acted in Ram Leela and Christianity ... taught in addition to being a Muslim ... My friends and I have worked on a film about the Buddha, and my wife is a Punjabi, "the superstar said.
Shahrukh joined a number of celebrities to prominent personalities from the world of art and literature, and political leaders and school children to celebrate "A nation in solidarity against" terrorist event organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Affairs (MHA).
Also present at the event was Interior Minister P. Chidambaram, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Javed Akhtar, lyricist, journalist Shekhar Gupta, shooters Abhinav Bindra and tennis star Sania Mirza to name a few.
Singers Shreya Ghosal, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shankar Mahadevan and violinist Dr. L. Subramaniam also performed at the event. With a modest "Terror has no religion. Our solidarity, courage and determination is a response to the threat of terror," which was hosted by actor and activist Nandita Das and directed by former film Feroz Abbas Khan.
Produced and directed by Wiz craft International Entertainment, the event took place one year after the last day on which the facility in Mumbai last year ended (Nov 29, 2008).
He was supported by organizations such as ONGC, Airtel, SAIL, State Bank of India, Apollo Tires, Mahindra, Friendship University, Reliance Industries, and Reliance adage, Gail, AIR cell and Jet Airways.