He laid forth his belief that such unity is only needed at times of national need and not to attain individualistic means. If crisis had clouded the nation, such unity would have been befitting, claimed Anupam. His words, not directly addressed towards the SRK-Shive Sena issue, seemed to hint the same nonetheless.
He later added that the controversy over the release of My Name is Khan should be treated as a practical means to come together, the negative propaganda to its release rightfully opposed, for that would be standing up in public interest.
Others from the industry like Hrithink Roshan, Riteish Deshmukh, Priyanka Chopra, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwariya Rai Bachchan and Yash Chopra remained silent on this comment.