New Delhi: Seems like controversy surrounding Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's statement on intolerance is not going to end soon. Raking up the issue, Yoga guru and Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) supporter Ramdev on Thursday evening said the Bollywood actor should first make a draft of the money he has earned after getting Padma Shri award and then think about returning it.
The Yoga guru said all the people who are returning the award are just doing it for publicity.
This comes after BJP strongly disapproved of Hindutva leader and its MP Yogi Adityanath's controversial comments comparing Shah Rukh with Pakistani terrorist Hafiz Saeed. "There is no difference between Shah Rukh Khan's language and Hafiz Saeed. If we ban or stop watching Shah Rukh Khan's movie then he will come on road like other Muslims," Adityanath said.
Heaping praise on the Bollywood superstar, who was also attacked by senior party leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on Tuesday, BJP said there cannot be any comparison between a law-abiding Indian citizen and a Pakistani terrorist, more so Khan who is a much-loved and respected national.
"His (Adityanath) comments are incorrect and uncalled for. They do not reflect in any way the core belief of BJP or that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. There cannot be any comparison of any law-abiding Indian citizen with a terrorist like Hafiz Saeed, certainly not Khan who is a much loved and respected Indian national and artiste," BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said.