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.
Appalled to read that @iamsrk Diwali greeting invites wrath of rabid Islamists, gets called a “False Muslim” for sporting a tilak!”FUNDOS get a life! Islam is not so weak that it stands threatened by what is a beautiful Indian custom.Indias beauty is in her GangaJamuni tehzeeb— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) October 28, 2019
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.”
So much uproar over my 1 remark?Didnt realise I was so important in d eyes of d right wing 😜Muslim fundos also passed fatwa against me 4shaving my head for @IamDeepaMehta film ‘Water’2which @Javedakhtarjadu response on record was SHUT UP.All fundos r mirror images of each other— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) July 9, 2019
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.
So you finally settle down on your soft bed, with your softer littlest one & say, “let’s watch something new today...on @NetflixIndia ...” and this banner pops up!! & the littlest one quips...”papa it’s not new...it’s just you!! “ Well... pic.twitter.com/ncu2RA74h6— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) October 26, 2019
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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