It isn't an unknown fact that Shah Rukh Khan follows secularism religiously. The actor, who is married to Gauri Chibber(now Khan) plays host to all religions and celebrates festivals of both Islamic and Hindu importance. Keeping up with the yearly routine of celebrating Diwali with proper rituals, Shah Rukh shared a picture with Gauri and their youngest son AbRam Khan on his Twitter account. However, a majority of his fans were gushing over his 'tika' look, some notorious social media users slammed him for not keeping up with Islamic rituals and instead offered prayers during a Hindu festival. Some even went ahead to call him a 'fake Muslim'
However, Shah Rukh has maintained his silence over this criticism, Shabana Azmi couldn't hold back and gave a fitting response to trollers. The actress, on Twitter, slammed a certain section of social media users and said she found it appalling to read Shah Rukh being termed as 'fake Muslim' just for sharing a picture sporting 'tika'. She further said Islam isn't as weak to get affected by the beauty of Indian customs and rituals. "Appalled to read that @iamsrk Diwali greeting invites wrath of rabid Islamists, gets called a “False Muslim” for sporting a tilak!”FUNDOS get a life! Islam is not so weak that it stands threatened by what is a beautiful Indian custom.Indias beauty is in her GangaJamuni tehzeeb," Shabana wrote.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) October 27, 2019
Appalled to read that @iamsrk Diwali greeting invites wrath of rabid Islamists, gets called a “False Muslim” for sporting a tilak!”FUNDOS get a life! Islam is not so weak that it stands threatened by what is a beautiful Indian custom.Indias beauty is in her GangaJamuni tehzeeb
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) October 28, 2019
Previously, Shah Rukh faced the wrath of social media trollers for celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi and encouraging his children to do so after he shared a picture from visarjan ceremony.
Workwise, Shah Rukh was last seen in Aanand L. Rai's Zero in December 2018. He is currently on a break from films, but will return as the host of Ted Talks India Season 2, which will premiere on his birthday that is November 2, 2019.