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All support for anti-graft movement but'd prefer to focus on films: Shahrukh Khan

Posted on Nov 12, 06:42PM | UNI

At a time when his contemporary Aamir Khan and other Bollywood celebrities like Anupam Kher and Mahesh Bhatt are lending their support to movement against corruption, Superstar Shahrukh Khan says that while he supports any movement to eradicate corruption, he would himself prefer to focus on films.

"I am supportive of any movement in the country to remove corruption. As for myself, I would rather like to focus all my energies in the work that I am conversant with, i.e, films," Shahrukh said on his visit to the Capital to promote his latest film 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan', which hits cinema screens tomorrow on the occasion of Diwali.

The reply by Shahrukh, who was accompanied by his other co-stars of the film, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, came in response to a query as to why he had not been seen associating with the various movements against corruption, especially when his contemporary Aamir Khan had been lending his support to the cause and had even done a TV show 'Satyamev Jayate' focussing on various social ills confronting Indian society.

In recent times, one has seen Bollywood celebrities like Anupam Kher and Mahesh Bhatt also lending their support to the anti-corruption movements in the country.

Shahrukh said that while he admired the work done by the various Bollywood celebrities to support the anti-corruption movement, he himself was comfortable just concentrating just on the area of activity that he had chosen.

"As an actor, I am comfortable just concentrating on the pursuing just the area of activity in which I am involved, which is films. That is, however, not to say that I am against those participating in the movement. Infact, I am appreciative of efforts of these people," Shahrukh said.

Quizzed about the controversy surrounding the release of 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' with Ajay Devgn Films filing a complaint against Yash Raj Films charging them of manipulating single screen exhibitors in favour of 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan', which releases on the same day as Devgn Films' 'Son Of Sardar', Shahrukh said,"the controversy is unfortunate. It is a matter between the producers of the films. However, personally, I would like both 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' and 'Son Of Sardar' to do well at the box office.

'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' is Shahrukh's third film under the directorial baton of Yash Chopra, after 'Dil To Paagal Hai' and 'Veer Zaara'.