Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan once again reiterated that religion is not a topic of discussion at his household, stating his children were taught to mention "Indian" wherever they are asked to address their religion.
On the eve of Republic day, Bollywood's most adored actor Shah Rukh Khan visited the reality TV show sets of Dance Plus 5 as a special guest and said, "I am a Muslim, my wife is a Hindu and my kids are Hindustan''.
As he took the stage to talk religious coexistence and tolerance, especially at the time when the country is struggling to keep up with its secular identity, he said, "We have never discussed Hindu-Muslim at home".
"When they (his kids) went to school, they had to write their religion. My daughter once came to me and asked 'what is our religion?' I simply wrote in her form that we are Indian, we do not have a religion", he added.
On his personal religious stance, he admitted himself of not being a practicing Muslim in terms of praying five times a day adding, "I believe in the doctrine of Islam and the beauty of this religion".
Khan has often insisted that religion is not imposed inside his house and they celebrate all festivals.
Talking about his kids, he earlier said that, "I gave my elder son and daughter names that could pass for generic (pan-India and pan-religious) ones - Aryan and Suhana. And 'Khan' has been bequeathed by me so they can't really escape it."
After his films, Imtiaz Ali's 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' and Aanand L Rai's 'Zero', failed to do well, Shah Rukh Khan is yet to announce any film post the debacle of Zero. Nonetheless, he has a few production ventures including Abhishek Bachchan's 'Bob Biswas', which went on floors earlier this week in Delhi.