"The place I have reached, I feel freedom to have your own thoughts and belief is very important. I hear everyday about women not being treated properly. I want women to be free and be given equal opportunity like men," he told reporters here at an event.
"I want happy and free lives for women. India is the most diverse country, so I feel it should be free from non secular thoughts," he added. India celebrates 66th Independence Day Wednesday. The 46-year-old stressed that people should be more open minded.
He said: "I want people to have a secular approach and get free from non-secular world. People should start thinking big, they should be given more freedom without harming the culture and ideologies." "Also the country should prosper in sports and every other aspect," he added. Shah Rukh will be seen in Yash Raj Films' untitled project, which also stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma.