LAHORE  - If Shahrukh Khan does not feel safe in India, he can come to Pakistan, said Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed.

"I welcome him; I will help him with his stay here," the JuD chief said, adding that Shahrukh will be respected in Pakistan. Saeed's invitation came in response to Shahrukh's recent statements about life as a Muslim in India. The Indian superstar - in a first person account - talked about how he became an ‘inadvertent object of political leaders’.

In the Outlook Turning Points magazine, Shahrukh said "I sometimes become the inadvertent object of political leaders who choose to make me a symbol of all that they think is wrong and unpatriotic about Muslims in India."

"There have been occasions when I have been accused of bearing allegiance to our neighbouring nation (Pakistan) rather than my own country - this even though I am an Indian, whose father fought for the freedom of India. Rallies have been held where leaders have exhorted me to leave and return what they refer to my original homeland," he wrote.

 “I gave my son and daughter names that could pass for generic (pan-India and pan-religious) ones – Aryan and Suhana,”Shahrukh Khan said. “The Khan has been bequeathed by me so they can’t really escape it. Khan said that he pronounced names of his children with his epiglottis when asked by Muslims and throw the Aryan as evidence of their race when non-Muslims enquired. "I imagine this will prevent my offspring from receiving unwarranted eviction orders or random fatwas in the future,” said Khan.

Khan said that he was pressed to make the film My Name is Khan to prove a point after being repeatedly detained in US airports because of his last name. He said he was grilled at the airport for hours about his last name when he was going to promote the film in America for the first time.