Shah Rukh Khan labelled a 'false Muslim' for sporting tilak on Diwali

Soon after the comments, veteran actor Shabana Azmi came to Khan's defence, says 'Islam is not so weak.'

Entertainment Desk October 29, 2019

Bollywood King Khan, Shah Rukh Khan was slammed for wishing his fans and followers Diwali. The actor sported a tilak in his Diwali photo that also had wife Gauri Khan and son AbRam.

Soon after the comments, veteran actor Shabana Azmi came to Khan's defence and expressed her support to the actor.

“Appalled to read that Shah Rukh Khan's Diwali greeting invites wrath of rabid Islamists, gets called a “False Muslim” for sporting a tilak! Get a life!" she tweeted. "Islam is not so weak that it stands threatened by what is a beautiful Indian custom. India's beauty is in her Ganga Jamuni tehzeeb,” she wrote in her tweet.

Khan's picture shows them celebrating the festival of light in a religious way. All three of them wear a ‘tika’ on their foreheads in the monochromatic picture. “Happy Diwali to everyone. May your lives be lit up and happy,” he wrote alongside the photo.

This is not the first time Shabana has taken on the trolls online. Earlier in July, she was labelled “anti-national” after speaking against the government.

Reacting to the trolls, she had then tweeted, “So much uproar over my one remark?” Shabana tweeted. “Didn’t realise I was so important in the eyes of the right wing. Muslim fundos also passed fatwa against me for shaving my head for Deepa Mehta's film Water to which Javed Akhtar's response on record was to SHUT UP. All fundos are mirror images of each other.”

The Dilwale actor was recently on the guest’s couch at David Letterman’s show on Netflix. The 53-year-old star took to Twitter to talk about the show with his fans and followers.

“So you finally settle down on your soft bed, with your softer littlest one and say, let’s watch something new today on Netflix and this banner pops up! And the littlest one quips, 'Papa it’s not new. It’s just you,” Khan tweeted.

On the other hand, daughter of late poet and lyricist Kaifi Azmi, Shabana was recently seen as the antagonist in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Irrfan Khan-starrer Jazbaa.

She also essayed the role of Sonam Kapoor’s onscreen mother in Neerja and was seen alongside Juhi Chawla in Chalk n Duster.

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