Anyhow, I said this would happen a few days ago in 'News Meeows -23'.
The new news was in yesterday's papers. One would imagine TV debates that are aired live to keep up with fresh news. Instead, we had the same things regurgitated. The usual shouting to emphasise nothing.
A few noticeable points:
* A studio audience is not the "aam junta".
* Dissent is not some tutored youth, who believes Shahrukh has done so much, standing up to say they would all go and line up to watch the film ("Come on guys, let us show them," he said). It is called falling prey to hype and following trends.
* Konkona Sen Sharma saying, "But arts and sports must be exempt from all this, no?" is the sort of bubble some people wish to protect. Why only arts and sports? There is a world outside also, no?
Did no one read the papers that morning? If they did, why did they not discuss the fact that there was a 'truce' of sorts.
Neither the SS nor Khan is standing for any ideological position so let us not even get there.