Shah Rukh Khan Faces Backlash For Sporting Tilak On Diwali; Shabana Azmi Calls Out ‘Rabid Islamists’ Saying, ‘Islam Is Not So Weak’

Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter to wish his fans a happy Diwali by posting a picture of himself with Gauri Khan and AbRam sporting tilaks. A section of his followers criticized him for the same and now, Shabana Azmi has come to his defense, calling out those who slammed SRK on Twitter

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Shah Rukh Khan Faces Backlash For Sporting Tilak On Diwali; Shabana Azmi Calls Out ‘Rabid Islamists’ Saying, ‘Islam Is Not So Weak’
It is quite known that Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan celebrates each Indian festival with much zest and enthusiasm. Whether it is Eid, or Ganeshotsav, or Diwali, the actor, and his family celebrate the festivals together, and SRK even shares pictures from their celebrations and wishes his fans on social media. Now, it’s the festive season of Diwali, and several Bollywood celebrities including Shah Rukh Khan have posted pictures wishing their fans a Happy Diwali. However, a section of his followers on Twitter have trolled him for sporting tilak in the photo, and Shabana Azmi has now come to his defense.

Shah Rukh Khan’s Tweet read, “#HappyDiwali to everyone. May your lives be lit up and happy.” Along with it, he posted a monochromatic picture of himself, Gauri Khan and their son AbRam sporting tilak on their foreheads. A few people slammed him and called him a fake Muslim, while a few others trolled him for it. While Shah Rukh Khan did not react to it and maintained silence on that topic, now Shabana Azmi has come to his defense. She took to Twitter and wrote, “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.” ALSO READ: Shah Rukh Khan Says His Son Aryan Khan Cannot Act; ‘I Don’t Think He Has What It Takes'

Well, this is not new for Shah Rukh Khan and he has often been criticized in the past for celebrating various other Hindu festivals. Meanwhile, on the work front, Shah Rukh Khan was last seen in Aanand L Rai’s Zero also starring Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. He hasn’t yet announced his next project.

Image Source: Instagram/iamsrk/azmishabana18
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