King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan is being targeted by Indian extremists on social media. Ahead of the release of his movie Pathan, #BoycottShahRukhKhan started trending on Twitter. Netizens across the border are of the view that he has hurt the sentiments of Indians and their religious groups by showing support for Pakistan ‘over and over again.’
A few days ago, #BoycottShahRukhKhan started trending in India, and by default in Pakistan too. Turns out, there’s not one but several reasons why King Khan is getting banned in India.
It seems that an old photo of Shah Rukh Khan with Pakistani PM Imran Khan went viral on Indian social media platforms, which started it all. Moreover, images, news clips, and quotes from the past also resurfaced on the web wherein Khan was seen either backing up Pakistani cricket players or speaking of intolerance in India.
His upcoming movie, Pathan, has also stirred up controversies as many Indians believe that Pathans shouldn’t be praised in their country. SRK will play the role of a RAW agent named Feroze Pathan in the Siddharth Anand directorial. He will be joined by Deepika Padukone and John Abraham and Salman Khan will also make a cameo appearance.
Here are some reactions:
— Sandeep Panwar (@Sandeep01104317) September 16, 2021
— हरि भक्त शक्ति (@HariBhaktShakti) September 16, 2021
SRK show our hindu king ashoka in bad light… Where Ajay devgn and Akshay Kumar making movies on Tanhaji and Prithviraj chauhan he is making movie on pathan…I mean its spy action movie so why dont they give him hindu name, Why praising pathan in india. #BoycottShahRukhKhan pic.twitter.com/TTQJNZD9cx
— axay patel🔥🔥 (@akki_dhoni) September 16, 2021
— Arnab Goswami (@ArnabUnofficial) September 16, 2021
— Naresh Kumbhani 🇮🇳 (@inareshkumbhani) September 16, 2021
Before supporting anyone
I am a Proud Indian and Hindu🇮🇳🚩
SRK Called India 'Intolerant' when every Muslim is having full freedom
Says Pakistani players should be picked in IPL
— TA (Animal Lover) #MI💙 (@Tirlovesha) September 16, 2021
Pakistani Players Are The Best Player in the World. They are the Champions !
There’s Extreme Intolerance in India !
— 🇮🇳 (@IBeingPratik1) September 16, 2021
There is Intolerance,
There is Extreme Intolerance.
Time to show Pakistan lover @iamsrk some Intolerance by boycotting him and Continuing his streak of Consecutive Flops on Box office. Soon he will settle down in Pakistan.#BoycottShahRukhKhan pic.twitter.com/o6HeMlBPsU
— Aatmanirbhar Bhaijaan 2.0 (@imaatmanirbhar) September 16, 2021
Fans of Shah Rukh Khan stand up for him
Soon after, another hashtag started trending on Twitter. Fans of Shah Rukh Khan could not tolerate the disrespect and soon, surpassed the boycott and ban hashtags with #WeLoveShahRukhKhan and #SRKPRIDEOFINDIA. They defended the star for his achievements said that they are proud of him for representing the country and its culture in a positive light.
the way he represents his country and culture! ❤️
SRK PRIDE OF INDIA pic.twitter.com/Ut1K2RZE6d
— عشا (@weirdooops) September 16, 2021
— Missing Abhijeet 🇮🇳 (@missingabhijeet) September 16, 2021
— Rhythm Parashar (@rhythm_555) September 16, 2021
I cannot hear a word against Him. My blood boils if someone talks against Him. To all those people, u r d biggest threat to this nation if u can't see how proud this 1 person has made our country..#WeLoveShahRukhKhan pic.twitter.com/3O0daetvhs
— 🄵𝐚𝐢𝐳𝐲𝐲 🍁 (@SRKs_Brigade) September 16, 2021