Shah Rukh Khan, who has been at the forefront of many social causes, has had a connection with the freedom struggle. Fans of the superstar would be aware that the actor belonged to the family of freedom fighters, who fought for India’s independence. He has always proudly spoken about his father and how he has bravely fought for the freedom of our country. In an interview, that is probably a couple of decades older, we see a rather young Shah Rukh speaking about what freedom means and what India means to him!
The said interview features Farida Jalal, who has shared screen space with Shah Rukh Khan on many occasions, asking him about his connect with politics and questioning him about the then political condition of India. Shah Rukh Khan started off by speaking about his close connection with politics and freedom struggle, and about his father being the youngest freedom fighters. He explained that he is closely related to iconic freedom fighters like General Shahnawaz and further elaborated on how his father often warned him from misusing the freedom that he has received.
Shah Rukh Khan went on to describe that as he grew up, his definition of freedom got more clarity as he understood that the real meaning of having freedom, which is freedom from speculation, having freedom of press and speech etc.
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