Over the last couple of days, after Narendra Modi’s landmark win over the ruling Congress party, a minor controversy erupted on social media when a bunch of people asked Shahrukh Khan to leave the country. They claimed Shahrukh had threatened via tweets to leave the country if Modi wins the Lok Sabha elections.
Since then, we have been bombarded with emails and tweets with readers asking for a clarification over Shahrukh’s alleged remarks.
To clear the issue once and for all, Shahrukh has always avoided commenting on Modi. Back in 2011, when a reporter asked SRK if Modi would go on to become the Prime Minister of the country, Khan had said “I can be in trouble in both cases if I say something good about Mr. Modi or bad. People would not allow me to leave Surat (Gujarat), please don’t ask questions on politics”
So what made a section of people claim that Shahrukh had threatened to leave the country? Well, it all started when actor Kamaal R Khan (who calls himself KRK) tweeted “So I am leaving India forever as I promised. I don’t know if SRK n others will keep their promise but I will keep,”
A fake morphed image of Shahrukh’s tweet has also gone viral on social networking websites like Twitter and Facebook. While Shahrukh’s manager has refused to comment over the issue, we can confirm that the image that is being shared is fake and Shahrukh has never tweeted anything about Narendra Modi.
A clarification was also issued by BJP’s Varanasi wing – “Be aware guyz @iamsrk never said anything about #Namo (Narendra Modi), it was mindless KRK. So don’t RT & share wrong thing about SRK”
Facing the wrath of Shahrukh Khan fans on Twitter, KRK too tweeted “Truth is that Aamir, SRK or Salman didn’t say tat they will leave India but someone Baby KRK is making fake tweets of many celebs for publicity. People please note I only said that I will leave India if Modi Ji will become PM I have left India. SRK Salman or Aamir didn’t say anything at all.
There you go then, Shahrukh hasn’t said a word about Modi. In fact, on the day the BJP decimated the Congress, SRK tweeted “What a solid mandate given by the ppl.It proves again that the only constant is change.Now to move forward with strong & active faith,India.”
UPDATE with SRK’s latest tweet : “Good time to tell all fools who r talking of a tweet that I didn’t tweet, u suck as much as the grammar of that fake tweet & I’m being kind.”
Below is the fake image that is being circulated on social media.