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Shahrukh Khan is a huge personality. But it is only around huge personalities that huge controversies are woven. And this man hasn't had an easy time going through all the difficult phases in his life. Here we bring you the greatest personal and social challenges he faced while walking his path, and which then turned in ugly controversies.
Let us see what all happened with him.
When news reports of Shahrukh Khan and his wife going for a third baby surrogacy went viral, the star was accused of having been for a sex determination test.
In an Outlook interview, Shah Rukh Khan said, "I sometimes become the inadvertent object of political leaders who choose to make me a symbol of all that they think is wrong and unpatriotic about Muslims in India... I have been accused of bearing allegiance to our neighbouring nation rather than my own country..." The Lashkar-E-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed had then asked Shah Rukh Khan to move to Pakistan if he feels 'insecure' in India, and assured that the actor would "enjoy all the freedom that he wants in this country."
When SRK said that he would like to see Pakistani players in the third season of IPL, Shiv Sena threatened to stall the release of his film My Name is Khan. SRK then took to Twitter saying "Sad my statements are seen as a stand against a group instead of a stand for myself and my individuality. Differences in ideology should be grounds for debates & discussion. A must for freedom of thought. To see it any other way is so unfortunate."
After a bad spat on the ground during a match of Shahrukh's team KKR, the actor tried to manhandle a security guard for which he was banned from the Wankhede. "He misbehaved and abused the MCA security personnel as well as MCA officials, including our president Vilasrao Deshmukh, after the IPL match," said MCA secretary Nitin Dalal.
Shahrukh and Salman Khan who once called each other brothers are now at daggers heads with each other and the reason is the birthday party of Katrina Kaif in 2008 where SRK made some inappropriate comments about Salman's ex-girlfriend Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Because of the controversial relationship between SRK and Piggy Chops, the actress in on bad terms with Shahrukh's wife Gauri Khan.
Shah Rukh Khan allegedly supported the event organizers when Amar Singh objected that the front row seats were not given to him or his friend Amitabh Bachchan during an awards function in 2007.
Rumors are that SRK and Gauri Khan are on a verge of splitting up. Perhaps because of Priyanka Chopra?
Aamir Khan's blog post had created a rift between the two actors. Aamir had posted "Shah Rukh is licking my feet and I am feeding him biscuits every now and then. What more can I ask for? Now, before you jump to any conclusions let me add that Shah Rukh is the name of our dog. And before you jump to any further conclusions let me add that I had nothing to do with naming him. In fact Shah Rukh is the dog of the caretakers of our house."
In a party, SRK assaulted Shirish Kunder because of some verbal tensions between them. After this, Kunder's wife Farah Khan texted the media saying "Shahrukh has always told me that physical abuse is the worst way to sort out a problem, n that its means the person who's hitting has either a personal or professional crisis going on, n it saddens me 2 see him doing the same (sic)."
Abhijeet Bhattacharya recently blasted SRK in an interview saying the actor should apologize to him for not giving him due credit in Main Hoon Na and Om Shanti Om. SRK replied "Isn't it a coincidence that whoever doesn't want to work with me becomes famous?"
In August 2009, SRK was detained at the Newark Airport in New Jersey for nearly two hours because his surname is Khan.
SRK was stopped at the immigration office at the New York airport and was cleared only after two hours. The star took it lightly. "Whenever I start feeling too arrogant, I always take a trip to America. The immigration guys kicked the star out of stardom," Khan said, addressing the students at the Yale University where he was honoured as a Chubb Fellow.
Sunil Gavaskar and SRK had a verbal heat between them to some extent when the Little Master termed termed John Buchanan (coach of KKR) a "failed former cricketer making a living telling international players to do what he couldn't do".
When SRK was caught smoking in Sawai Maan Singh Stadium in Jaipur, a complaint was filed against him.