Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has said that people of Mumbai need to make a magical Mumbai for themselves. Shah Rukh was addressing the media at the Mumbai 2.0 event on Saturday where he lauded the resilience and patience of the city of Mumbai and it’s people. The event was organised by the government of Maharashtra along with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Shah Rukh, who will next be seen in Anand L. Rai’s Zero along with Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma when it releases in theaters on December 21, said he is thankful to the city for making him the star that he is today.
“I think more than patience, people of Mumbai have resilience in their personality. Most of the times, we have seen that whether it’s raining, traffic jams or another kind of wrongdoings but Mumbai has always been resilient, has come forth, stood forth and fought everything of with love and kindness plus with a lot of guts,” IANS quoted him as saying.
“I think the other thing that we should add to Mumbaikars is to add the magical part of Mumbaikar. Our Mumbai is resilient and beautiful but we need to make a magical Mumbai,” he stated.
Shah Rukh also said that India is home to some of the best tales which deserve to be told to the world. The 53-year-old actor said it is important to make sure the younger generation is aware about the glorious culture of the country.
“I believe India, Mumbai have best stories to tell. Our grandparents, parents used to tell us so many stories and we need to keep them alive. Like, it is not about remixing a song it is about representing it to the younger generation to tell them about our culture and where it came from. Our stories are going to be the best stories in the world. Rather than stealing stories here and there and putting it back,” Shah Rukh added.
In a post he put out on his social media page, Shah Rukh wrote, “Thank you sir Devendra Fadnavis for making me a part of Mumbai 2.0. This is our city and we will do everything with you to make it more creative, competitive and culturally inclusive. Aamchi Magical Mumbai.”