Shah Rukh Khan is no doubt a very popular actor in India. “King Khan” as popularly known by his fans, he enjoys large following on various social media platforms. SRK has more than 32 million followers on Twitter, a count which is far above the followership of other Khans of the industry.
Whatever SRK does becomes special for his fans for it is done by him. But this time, his followers are a bit upset with what he did! Shah Rukh recently tweeted a touching Hindi quote that was written by writer named Mithelesh Baria. Take a look at Shah Rukh’s tweet below:
टिकटें लिए बैठें हैं लोग मेरी ज़िंदगी की, तमाशा भी पूरा होना चाहिए!
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) January 1, 2018
In his tweet, SRK not gave Mithelesh his due credit. Owing to this, Twitterati is really upset and offended with Shah Rukh and have demanded that the credit for the line should go to he who deserves it.
Given that SRK is an artist himself, people perhaps expected him to understand the value of art, which for Mithelesh is his words. He had written the quote now tweeted by SRK back in 2015. Take a look at Mithelesh’s tweet from 2015 below:
टिकेटें लेकर बैठें हैं मेरी ज़िन्दगी की कुछ लोग …. तमाशा भी भरपूर होना चाहिए …. #mbaria
— Hindi (@mithelesh) May 31, 2015
It is also possible that SRK unaware of this. He might have found it somewhere on the internet and shared it as he liked it!
There is no doubt that the quote is very touching. But soon after SRK tweeted it, people wanted him to give its credit to its actual writer. Some sounded offended and were a little more stern while some made a polite request to the actor. Here are some tweets by people telling SRK to do so in their own way:
The words you have used were written by @mithelesh in 2015.
Dont you feel he deserves credit?
As an artist I’m sure you will gladly acknowledge the work of another @iamsrk pic.twitter.com/uus2OhYafX
— Rana Safvi رعنا राना (@iamrana) January 2, 2018
Dear Sahrukh khan
आपको आने वाली फ़िल्म के लिए ढेर सारी शुभकामनाएं , और साथ ही साथ @mithelesh जी को शुभकामनाए क्यूंकि *टिकटें लेकर बैठें है..*this word written by @mithelesh in 2015
Dear शाहरुख आपसे गुजारिश है ये word use करते वक्त @mithelesh को credit मिलना अनिवार्य है..
— Bhushan Bari (@bhushanbari1987) January 2, 2018
Above lines are so beautiful but it will appear much much beautiful when the actual writer @mithelesh #mbaria will get its due credit.
You being a great actor, art lover, humble n responsible person… We are expecting you to understand this concern.
— Siddhant | اصول (@Siddhant01) January 3, 2018
@mithelesh deserves the credits for his words coming right from his heart.
So Dear @iamsrk plz be noted and do visit his profile once. U will get to know his nice realistic thoughts which touches our souls.☺😘🤗
— Eliezer Balageri (@YeahAbsolutely1) January 2, 2018
— Gopal Das Agrawal (@GDAgrawal) January 3, 2018
— Smriti! (@Whiz_Divine) January 2, 2018
— Sinful (@Faaltu_Gyaan) January 2, 2018
Dear Sir @iamsrk
Am sure you believe in respecting the work of writers & acknowledging the proper credits.
— Junaira Ju Rabbi ™ (@Junaira_INC) January 2, 2018
Dear Shahrukh Sir..
ऊपर की लाइने और भी सुंदर लगेगी जब आप उसके असली हक़दार को क्रेडिट देके व्यक्त करेंगे,सोने पर सुहागा हो जाएगा अगर आप @mithelesh सर को क्रेडिट दे जो की इसके असली हक़दार है.!आशा करता हूँ कि आप एक आर्टिस्ट होके एक आर्टिस्ट के काम और उसकी क़दर करेंगे.!
— Atish KUMAR (@_atish_kumar_) January 3, 2018
There is no response to people’s request from Shah Rukh’s end so far. It will be interesting to see if he replies to these comments and if yes, then what his reply will be!