New Delhi: Actor Shah Rukh Khan has said sometimes he feels "very sad" and feels like crying when he is made to say he belongs to the country, asserting there is no patriot "greater" than him.
“I am a patriot, rather we all are. We do not have to compete with others to say we are patriots… I will tell all young people to be tolerant, be happy, work hard and take this nation forward. Small, petty matters should not harm our nation’s interest,” Khan said on the TV show ‘Aap Ki Adalat’.
In November last year, the Bollywood baadshah was dubbed as ‘anti-national’ after his remark on intolerance.
Shah Rukh has clarified his comments during the intolerance controversy, saying that his remarks were taken out of context.
"I want to say for the last time, I will not repeat it again, that there is no patriot greater than me in this country," he said.
Citing that his father was one of the youngest freedom fighters in the country, the actor further said his advise to the young is to not be intolerant in matters relating to regionalism, religion, caste, colour and creed.