SRK apologises for using the word ‘dumb’
Shah Rukh Khan apologised after stating that he is keen to act in Tamil movies but only in a ‘dumb’ character because he did not know the language and it would be difficult to deliver dialogues with perfection.
The audience at the RA.One promotion programme at Chennai took objection for SRK’s use of the word ‘dumb’ as it is objectionable to the differently-abled with speech impairment.
When SRK wanted to know the right word to use to refer people with speech impairment, the word ‘mute’ was suggested.
However, SRK said that he used the word ‘dumb’ in a casual way and he never intended any disrespect to the differently-abled.