- A picture of Shah Rukh Khan offeringÂ a dua and Pooja Dadlani joining her hands in âpranaamâ went viral.
- According to Netizens, the actor was âblowing air,â which is allegedly a typical practise in Islam.
- Lata Mangeshkar, the âQueen of Melody,â breathed her last early Sunday morning, February 6, at the age of 92.
As the country bid a tearful farewell to iconic singer Lata Mangeshkar, pictures of superstar Shah Rukh Khan offering a dua at the cremation ground went viral, sparking a controversy.
Pictures from the funeralÂ ceremony in Mumbaiâs Shivaji Park show Mr Khan and his manager Pooja Dadlani paying their condolences to the singer. A photo showing Mr Khan raising his hands in dua and Ms Dadlani joining her hands in a âpranaamâ went viral on social media, with most people praising how the picture brilliantly reflected Indiaâs diversity.
Ishwar Allah tere naam,â°sabko sanmati de bhagwanâ Rana Safvi Ø±Ø¹ÙØ§ à¤°à¤¾à¤¨à¤¾ (@iamrana) February 6, 2022
From politicians to authors to student leaders, people from diverse spheresÂ praised the superstarâs warmÂ gesture.
However, a tweet by a Haryana BJP politician sparked a controversy.
Arun Yadav, who claims to be the state in-charge of the Haryana BJPâs IT unit, released a short video of Mr Khan doing the dua, removing his mask, and blowing air.
âDid he spit?â Mr Yadav questioned on Twitter, sparking a social media backlash against the actor, with many accusing him of disrespecting the iconic singer during her funeral.
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The BJP leader faced a strong criticism on social media as many pointed out that blowing air after a dua is to âward off bad spirits,â accusing him of making a drama out of a beautiful moment.
Supriya Shrinate, a Congress politician, was among those who attacked Arun Yadav, accusing him of inciting hate.
Chandra Kumar Bose, the grandnephewÂ of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, tweeted that this is the culture of India that âbigots cannot digest.â
Following the backlash, the BJP leader tweeted today that he had âonly asked a questionâ and that âopponents did not appreciate his efforts in the national interest.â
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