Shah Rukh Khan trolled for his Diwali wish, Shabana Azmi is appalled and says ‘Islam is not so weak’
Shabana Azmi tweeted that she was appalled to see Shah Rukh Khan being slammed as a “false Muslim” just because he posted a Diwali picture, wearing a tilak.Updated: Jul 15, 2020, 06:58 IST
Reacting to trolls slamming Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan for sporting a tilak in his Diwali photo, veteran actor Shabana Azmi has expressed her objections and insisted on the beauty of India’s ‘Ganga Jamuni tehzeeb’.
“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,” she wrote in her tweet.Also Watch: SRK, Akshay, Kajol, Katrina & other top stars attend Big B’s Diwali party
Shah Rukh had shared a picture with youngest son AbRam and wife Gauri Khan. The 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. “#HappyDiwali 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 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 4shaving my head for @IamDeepaMehta film ‘Water’ 2which @Javedakhtarjadu response on record was SHUT UP. All fundos r mirror images of each other.”
Shah Rukh 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 @NetflixIndia... and this banner pops up!! And the littlest one quips...’papa it’s not new...it’s just you!!’ Well,” Shah Rukh tweeted.
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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