Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan is now officially a graduate. 28 years after passing out from Hansraj College in Delhi, Khan finally took the time off his busy schedule visit his alma mater and, well, collect his degree.
Speaking at the occasion, the Dilwale actor told PTI, "This is a very special moment for me. I am back in my college, which I left in 1988. I am missing only one thing — my children are not with me today, as I wanted to show them every corner of my college."
Khan, who was born in Delhi, studied at St Columba’s School and earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Hansraj College, Delhi University.
The 50-year-old actor's visit, however took an ugly turn when a group of students, allegedly from ABVP, staged a protest outside the college and started shouting slogans, telling him to go back.
According to reports, around 10 students stood outside the college's main gate and shouted slogans like "Go back Shah Rukh".
"Some students were protesting outside the gate for few minutes before Khan's arrival. We asked them not to do that and after a while they left," a police official on duty said.
Recently, stones were pelted at his car in Ahmedabad, where he is shooting another film Raees.
The actor had received a lot of flak from right-wing outfits for sparking off the intolerance debate with his comment, “religious intolerance and not being secular is the worst kind of crime that you can do as a patriot.”
(With agency inputs)