Indian cricketer, Zaheer Khan recently got married to ‘Chak De!’ girl Sagarika Ghatge. People from the cricketing world, as well as the glamorous industry, graced their wedding functions. The couple became a hot topic ever since they announced their engagement on Twitter.
Beautiful pictures of their wedding functions flooded the social media platforms and people liked the bride’s simplicity and elegance the most.
Soon after the wedding, instead of heading up for their honeymoon, the couple decided to visit a temple to take some blessings.
The pictures of Zaheer and Sagarika visiting Kolhapur Mahalaxmi temple, soon started making rounds of the internet.
We all are aware that Zaheer and Sagarika do not belong to the same religion. Choosing your life partner is one’s personal choice and love does not see religion. However, there are people who have raised questions against inter-religion marriages in the past.
Remember how Kareena Kapoor Khan’s pictures were used in the posters of a fair in Rajasthan to warn people against ‘love-jihad’?
Social media has given people enough power to troll, slam, and shame people. When Sagarika and Zaheer’s picture of visiting a temple started flooding social media platforms, people expected that the cricketer will get slammed for visiting a temple.
While there were a few people who started the blame-game on Twitter and questioned people for not opposing Zaheer’s temple visit…
Sagarika-Zaheer visit Kolhapur’s Mahalaxmi temple
— Shahrukh Khalid❄ (@SK_TWT_SK) December 4, 2017
Zaheer bi Hindu relation adopt kar reha hai kiya ?
— Mohd Irshad (@MohdIrs95716119) December 4, 2017
This time around hindus praising Zaheer for visiting temples but if some hindu celebrity would have visited madjid, story would have been different. #zaheerkhan
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— TheGiniKhan (@giniromet) December 3, 2017
— Ateeq Siddiqui عتیق (@YoungMuslimView) December 4, 2017
There were many who appreciated the couple’s visit to the Mahalaxmi temple. They even appreciated Zaheer for doing so. It was surprising that Tweeple decided not to slam the cricketer but appreciated the newlyweds.
So, Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge visited the Mahalaxmi temple and NOBODY lost their mind? I mean no trolling and hate commentary?
Let’s take a moment to appreciate this – tolerant and ‘minding its own business’ INDIA. WELL DONE! 👏🏻👏🏻
— Shivani Bazaz (@shivanibazaz) December 5, 2017
Newlywed #SagarikaGhatge Ghatge and #ZaheerKhan took blessings of goddess #Mahalaxmi in Kolhapur’s famous Mahalaxmi temple.. interfaith marriage should be like this…both should respect each other’s religion no #lovejihad #noconversion 😀 pic.twitter.com/OPrf8gFB4y
— Swapnil Saraswat (@swapniljourno) December 1, 2017
#Bollywood: Newly weds Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge pay a visit to the Mahalaxmi temple in Kolhapur & Gave Slap To Extremist By Praying In #Hindu Temple after Marriage Being A #Muslim #zaheerkhan #SagarikaGhatge #Cricket #KingKohli pic.twitter.com/2nZmsc3odz
— Xpress News (@XpressNews) December 3, 2017
#zaheerkhan is marathi and sagarika also. So it’s the culture what matters not religion.
And he’s proud indian that’s enough for nationalism.
— Rajni patil (@indian_patil) December 3, 2017
— lindsay pereira (@lindsaypereira) November 24, 2017
It is surprising as well as a much-needed change. We hope more people will understand to appreciate others rather than slamming and shaming them.