A 90s interview video of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan is going viral on the internet where he can be heard speaking about the freedom of speech and expression in India. In the interview, Farida Jalal asks SRK about his political opinion to which he responds saying, "My family, especially my father was a freedom fighter. He would always tell me, 'Shah Rukh, do not take your freedom for granted. We have given it to you so you can maintain it.' At that time, I thought it was freedom from foreign rule,"
The actor further added that his understanding changed as he grew up, "But now I understand that this freedom he was talking about, was in terms of poverty and misery".
Shah Rukh Khan also opened up about the freedom of press, speech, and expression in India. "We read in the papers that this is right and wrong. As a common citizen, we don't even know how much truth there is in that. The only knowledge I have is what I get from newspapers. So we need freedom from speculating whether this is right or wrong, freedom of speech and press," he said.
On the work front, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and veteran talk show host David Letterman collaborated for a Netflix stand-alone special.As per the press release issued by the streaming service, the show will be all about in-depth conversations, for which Letterman is renowned, and in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humour. The 53-year-old Indian star said he was honoured to share his story with Letterman.
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