Social media is a brutal place. When the latest pictures of Fardeen Khan surfaced on the internet, his transformation from a fit Bollywood actor to his present physique (or lack thereof) became a topic of ridicule and joke to many. While we hear about women in showbiz being subjected to body shaming very often, Fardeen's tryst with the same was a first.
The last time a (famous?) male was fat shamed was Anant Ambani, who then turned his life around with a drastic weight loss program.
The absurd tweets addressed to Fardeen Khan were as wicked as they could get. Sample this:
Fardeen Khan's daughter must b very disappointed with people making fun of her father...I agree..You shldn't make fun of someone's Motapapa— Tiilooo (@CineMaakiKasam) May 21, 2016
Fardeen Khan switched to a different Coke.— k (@krazyfrog) May 20, 2016
Fardeen Khan is like Anant Ambani in reverse pic.twitter.com/lwoHhbQ4K7— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) May 20, 2016
Fardeen Khan ate his career.— NumbYaar (@NumbYaar) May 20, 2016
What people call him ~ Fardeen KhanWhat he heard ~ Fardeen Kha pic.twitter.com/qaKqfRwD05— Sense of tumor (@dashhtweets) May 20, 2016
Humgama kyun hai barpa...thodi si jo CHARBY hai... #FardeenKhanNo one noticed him when he was thin... Y now.. #fardeen— Dr. Jyotiraditya A (@Jyotiraditya11) May 21, 2016
Fardeen Khan is no more.. We have Fardeen Khandaan.— Devanshu Save (@MrTechie_D) May 21, 2016
Fardeen Khan is now antonym of Adnan Sami. pic.twitter.com/NX9aC0pYAS— Moneyश (@iManiish) May 20, 2016
In the past, many Bollywood heroines from Parineeti Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha, Aishwarya Rai, Zareen Khan to name a few have been body shamed. Even Sridevi's 15 year old daughter, Khushi was not spared on social media.
Fardeen is not active on social media, which could explain why there has not been any reaction from him on this issue. And his prolonged sabbatical from films coupled with his alleged drug abuse have been the only two talking points in the last few years.
Still, people just need to calm down and get some perspective.