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SRK denies 'Prophet' comment

By rediff Entertainment Bureau
Last updated on: June 19, 2009 13:21 IST
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Shah Rukh Khan has clarified that he has never said anything against Prophet Mohammed in an interview.

On Thursday, the All India Jamaitul Quresh, a local Islamic organisation, filed a case against Shah Rukh at the Bandra police station in northwest Mumbai, accusing the actor of hurting religious sentiments in an interview he granted a magazine.

Shah Rukh denied the comments attributed to him, and said the error had occurred on the part of the magazine's journalists.

In an sms message he sent the media from Los Angeles, where he is shooting My Name is Khan for director Karan Johar, Shah Rukh said, "Obviously, I think there is no figure in history more important than Prophet Mohammed."

"Also, being a Muslim and standing up for the tenets of Islam is my most important agenda... and if they have seen my interviews, etc on TV about Islam, then the people who are objecting should realise that what has appeared is a writing error not a thought or view that I believe in. Prophet Mohammed is the most important positive figure in Islam."

Meanwhile, the magazine in question has been withdrawn from stands; an apology was published in a sister publication of the magazine.

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