Late actor Irrfan’s son Babil wrote a series of emotional Instagram stories about clarifying his stance on Eid and Raksha Bandhan. He wrote that he does not want to be judged on the basis of religion and has lost friends due to it. He has given a befitting reply to people who trolled him and called him anti-national. Emphasising his point he said that his mom his a Hindu and he was raised as a man without a religion.
He wrote in a new post, “All of this hate for misplacing Raksha Bandhan and Eid, you missed my point: I am talking about a mindset that is developing which is of a divide between our people. I am trying to speak up against the divide, not when Raksha Bandhan and Eid is. I’m just trying to tell you that l love you, no matter where you come from or what religion or what your past has been, love you because you are human."
He further wrote, "Speaking of Raksha Bandhan and Eid ended up instigating more hate and a sense of divide, which was the opposite of my intention and I apologise to the people that felt hurt about it. I just hope that you can see the bigger picture I’m trying to paint which is of us Indians being in a country of cultural spirituality and love and that there is no need for these divides and that your caste or religion does not define you. That’s it. Chapter closed from my side.”
He also responded to trolls and shared screenshots of his replies to them on Instagram stories. He wrote, “@fortunatesaurav2020 bro have you done something for the poorest of poor, the immigrant workers of Mumbai this pandemic? Cause I have, I have helped feed them and I have been on the frontline. I’m trying to make a positive change and you are picking on particular points and bringing me down instead of seeing the evolved picture of where us humans are headed.
To another user he wrote, “@isalilsingh HATE TOWARDS HINDUS? Bro are you actually serious? Oh my god. Bro. My mom is Hindu, I was raised as a man without a religion. I have enjoyed the festivities of Diwali and Holi and Raksha Bandhan and Eid and I’ve also been to a church and paid my respect. Bro you are talking with so much hate for so long, I think you must question if the hate is in me or you. Hate against Hindus, I LOVE PEOPLE, I’m trying to stand FOR PEOPLE, it is people like you trying to bring me down.”