Shah Rukh Khan Gets Called A ‘False Muslim’, Shabana Azmi Comes Out To His Defense
Shah Rukh Khan recently shared a photo of himself and his family on the occasion of Diwali in which he was seen sporting a ‘tilak’
Social media has been buzzing with Diwali wishes and photos as the Hindu community across the world celebrated its festival of lights. Likewise, many Bollywood celebrities also participated in the celebrations and wished their fans as well. One such celebrity was superstar Shah Rukh Khan - who shared a photo of himself along with his youngest son, AbRam and wife, Gauri Khan. In the black and white photo, the trio was seen sporting an orange and red tilak that one puts on their forehead after the religious ‘pooja’. Now, Shah Rukh – who is of Muslim descent – received flak for sporting the tilak on his photo, but veteran actor Shabana Azmi, soon came to his defense.
In a tweet, Shabana – who is also of Muslim descent like Shah Rukh - wrote, “Appalled to read that Shah Rukh’s Diwali greeting invites the wrath of rabid extremists and gets called a ‘false Muslim’ for sporting a tilak. Get a life. 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.”
Shah Rukh’s photo received ill comments from some social media users. One wrote, “Eid bhi wish kardia karo munafiq (Wish during Eid as well, hypocrite).”
Another wrote, “Aaj Eid nahi hai (Today is not Eid).”
Shah Rukh was recently seen in the latest episode of David Letterman’s My Next Guest – in which AbRam and Gauri made an appearance. On the work front, he has been on a small break. The actor was last seen in Zero next to Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma which did not make big numbers at the box office. There were also rumours of Shah Rukh appearing in a remake of Kill Bill, but nothing has been confirmed yet. It is, however, reported that the actor will be announcing his next project soon – probably on his birthday which Shah Rukh celebrates on November 2.