Few days back actress Soha Ali Khan was trolled for visiting Ganpati Pandal in Mumbai despite being a Muslim. Now the actor reacted to intolerant Indian bullies by saying India is a secular nation and going to a temple doesn’t make her a “non-Muslim”.
Soha had tweeted about her visit to the temple about a week back which attracted lot of vitriolic responses.
Here is how Twitter attacked her:
Soha faced such derogatory remarks even when she visited Golden Temple recently to seek blessing for her upcoming film.
She told PTI, “I am all for freedom of expression, but being told how going to a temple makes me a non-Muslim is plain callous. No one has the right to say that. Whether I choose to do namaz or go to a Church, how does it affect anyone? Nobody owns me. India being a secular nation, we have to respect all religions and each others choices.”
There are lot of times when actors (non-Muslim) visit Ajmer Sharif before their movie release, Soha commented on the same to Hindustan Times by saying, “Strength of India has always been our diversity and the fact that we have respect for each other traditions. Islam also is a religion that respects other traditions and has lived and coexisted with other religions. So if someone judges me based on my religion, I feel there is no real solid education or exposure behind an opinion like that.”
Soha is paired opposite Vir Das for the first time in 31st October directed by Shivaji Lotan Patil. The movie is based on the aftermath of Indira Gandhi’s assassination and its repercussions. The movie releases on October 7.
Watch the trailer:
(With PTI inputs)
(Feature image source: Twitter)