As Bollywodd superstar Shah Rukh Khan braved the freezing cold to walk the red carpet for his film 'My Name Is Khan' in Berlin Film Festival, he sought to defuse the situation in Mumbai, saying things can be 'worked out.'
"I can very honestly say that at a personal level I have very good relations with everyone and whenever there is an ideological question we will discuss it and figure it out," he said.
"Inshallah, even in this case in 'My Name Is Khan' I think whatever issues are with my statement, I am sure like my film says we can sit down and work it out. It need not get into a state where we can't have a discussion. So I will do it," Khan told mediapersons in Berlin.
The actor has been defiant, refusing to cow down to Shiv Sena's demand for an apology on his comments supporting the inclusion of Pakistani cricketers in the Indian Premier League 3.
The multiplexes and single-screen cinemas cancelled morning shows of the movie in Mumbai but went ahead with the remaining day's schedule after getting an overwhelming response from Mumbaikars.
"So much has been said, so much has been spoken and with all due respect to everybody around the world including my coutnry and my city Mumbai, I just like to say that right now all I want to do is to walk the red carpet, have some champagne, enjoy the film and be happy and Inshallah everything will be fine at the end of it," the 44-year-old superstar said.
"There always be ideologies which differ, in cinema, theatre, in real life and in attitude and we all have to accept it and live with it, peacefully live with it," he added.
The actor is elated with the response of fans to his movie in Berlin. The film premiered in Berlin last night with a red carpet at the Berlinale Palast theatre on Potsdamer Platz.
"I have been to so many film festivals but I have never seen so many people loving me without knowing my language. It is wonderful. I feel very humble and loved," Khan said.