As anyone who has been on Twitter knows, it’s a place where trolling abounds. Nearly every day, we have tabloids screeching out how so-and-so said something uninteresting and uncontroversial that somehow still managed to offend people and get trolled. So it’s no big news that Shah Rukh Khan was targeted by a certain section of Twitterati recently.
It should be funny that people who are merely keyboard warriors and encourage communal tension in the country have the audacity to question anyone else’s patriotism or national identity, but it is a sad reflection of our times. No matter what you achieve for this country, people will focus more on your religion and your caste (as even the Olympics proved).
I follow my Freedom Fighter father’s advice ‘quieter u bcome the more u r able 2 hear’.Good he’s no more, he’d be sad 2 hear wot sum ppl say — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) September 19, 2016
I follow my Freedom Fighter father’s advice ‘quieter u bcome the more u r able 2 hear’.Good he’s no more, he’d be sad 2 hear wot sum ppl say
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) September 19, 2016
As his fans may already know, Shah Rukh Khan is the son of Meer Taj Mohammed Khan, an Indian freedom fighter. Reportedly, SRK’s father was also one of the youngest freedom fighters and was active in the Peshawar region of British India, which now falls in Pakistan. After the partition, he moved to New Delhi in 1948, and married SRK’s mother, Lateef Fatima, in 1959. SRK’s father died of cancer in 1981.