Irrfan Khan refuses to get scared!

New York, July 1, 2016: What’s up with Irrfan Khan? The man just refused to apologise on his recent comments.

On the dais to promote his upcoming flick Madari, the Deccan herald quoted him as saying: “The meaning of Qurbani is to sacrifice something which is close to you instead of any goat or sheep which you just buy to sacrifice. Before sacrificing we should share a bond with that thing otherwise just killing of an animal will not serve the purpose. Nowadays we have lost the relevance behind such religious activities and perform these rituals without knowing the meaning behind them.”

Not stopping at merely this, Irrfan Khan spoke on ‘Fasting’ as well. India Today, quoted him as saying that”rather than fasting during Ramzan, people should self-introspect… We Muslims have also made a mockery of Muharram. It is meant for mourning and what we do? Take out (tajiya) processions.”

He also spoke on the need on speaking against terrorism and questioning politicians.

Irrfan Khan may have spoken his mind but his comments raked up a storm with several senior Islamic clerics angry at the actor for speaking on these issues. But the controversy has not scared Irrfan Khan who asked people to not get upset:

The actor also said that the religion is a personal issue:

But what he said the next showed how strongly he felt for India and its democratic set-up, something that would swell any Indian’s heart with pride:

His words will surely rattle many but he has in his own way showed the world that he does not mince words when it comes to certain issues.