Arnab Goswami went one-on-one with Shahrukh Khan the other day regarding his comments about him being a “victim”. Here are the excerpts of that “interview” (Exclusive for CG readers only) :
Arnab: Good evening Mr. Shahrukh Khan and welcome to our studios.
SRK: Good evening Ornab. How are…
Arnab (cutting in): Mr. Khan, the nation demands an answer. Tonight, the answers will be given by you to a demanding nation. Because, as you know Mr. Khan, we are living in demanding times. And answers have to be provided.
SRK: Sure, but what’s the cue ….
Arnab: Mister Khan, why did you say you are unsafe here? You are a big superstar adored by millions and you say you are a victim? Answer me, Mr. Khan?
SRK: You see Ornab …
Arnab (getting agitated now): I don’t have to see anything, Mr. Khan. It’s you who needs to view it. And see. The nation is looking at you and demanding an answer. Answer my question NOW. Mister Khan.
Arnab (cutting in – again and getting angrier): Nothing is well Mr. Khan! Especially when a celebrity like you is evading my questions. Shame on you. And let me bring Ravi Shankar Prasad in at this point. Go ahead, Mr. Prasad, say your point.
SRK (murmuring): What the.. ?
Ravi Shankar Prasad: Well Ornab, in my view, this…
Arnab: Thank you for your views, Mr. Prasad. Now, Mister Khan, you heard him. How do you counter his views?
Ravi Shankar Prasad (confused): What the bencho?
SRK (getting angry): Abe madarc…
Arnab (jumping on newsdesk in anger): Mister Khan, I didn’t ask anyone’s mother. I asked you. ANSWER NOW to this nation. Why did you give needless fodder to Pakistan?
SRK (on the verge of crying): O.. O.. O… Ornab, I did not mean…
Arnab (after breaking two cameras and one assistant’s neck): What do you mean by I did not mean Mr. Khan? Do you think this nation is full of fools Mr. Khan? Tell me. Mister Khan? Answer me. Mister Khan?
SRK (shell-shocked): I .. I.. I am so..so..sorry
Arnab (loading his rocket launcher now): Mister Khan, good you apologized. But the nation is still not satisfied with Mister Khan. STILL NOT SATISFIED. Mister Khan.
SRK: Fuck this interview! *Runs Away crying*
Arnab (after hurling the rocket launcher in SRK’s direction): That’s all we have on the Newshour tonight ladies & gentlemen. Do join us tomorrow when we meet and talk to some other newsmakers.