Ganesh Chaturthi was recently celebrated by most Bollywood stars with considerable fanfare. Plenty of big Bollywood names had arrived at the house of Mukesh and Tina Ambani to celebrate the festival when Asia’s richest business family organised the puja at Antilia on 2 September. Among the notable absentees was Shah Rukh Khan, who later informed how he had celebrated the famous Hindu festival at his house in Mannat in Mumbai. This led to a brutal trolling of the Bollywood star on Twitter.
Taking to Twitter, Shah Rukh wrote, “Pooja done….Visarjan done. Ganpati Bappa Morya!! May the happiness of the world and beyond come into every household & for every family.” Photos shared by Shah Rukh showed his little son AbRam performing puja.
Pooja done….Visarjan done. Ganpati Bappa Morya!! May the happiness of the world and beyond come into every household & for every family. pic.twitter.com/D8pKXtZk3K
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) September 12, 2019
However, no sooner did Shah Rukh share the photos of his Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, he began to face incessant trolling on the microblogging site. His haters, mostly Muslims, questioned his faith while some even advised him to change his name.
Being a muslim, i am very sad to see u while doing hindus tradition. Islam doesnt allow us to worship these gandpati bhoots etc
— Muhammad iqbal Khattak (@iqbalkhan400) September 12, 2019
But sir we are muslims we should not do this all
OtherWise this is SHIRK Gunhaa e azeem jiski koi maafi nahi
— fur-king-khan (@khan_fur) September 12, 2019
A little disappointed,@iamsrk
— Aprillia (@Aprilli23665987) September 12, 2019
you are not muslim … #kafer
— Sheikh Md. Hossain (@SMH_BD) September 12, 2019
Change your name to Shahrukh Sharma??
— Aly Hyder (@Balty_Phroo) September 12, 2019
Things you have to please your Hindu audience ???
— Desibaba (@kastokan) September 12, 2019
Shah Rukh, also known as SRK, is married to Gauri and has three children, Suhana, Aryan and AbRam. Shah Rukh has always spoken about teaching his children to love and respect all religion. In an interview in the past, Shah Rukh had said, “My parents introduced me to everything. It was a refugee colony where I lived. So my parents used to be equally happy if I used to go to Ramleela or for Eid celebrations. Those ways, you learn and respect and love each other because you learn each other’s religion on your own. So, I hope my children do the same. My memories and my thinking are for them!”