Posted on 2017-07-13
Soon-to-be mom Soha Ali Khan recently took to Instagram to give her fans a glimpse of a party, which looked like a traditional baby shower ceremony. Soha wore a pink silk saree and looked all happy and glowing in the company of her husband Kunal Khemu in a picture that was captioned “It isn’t a party without balloons”.
While many of her fans loved her traditional attire, there were a few who trolled the actor for wearing a pink saree and behaving like a non-Muslim. Some even slammed her for not sending out any wishes for Eid or mentioning the same in her posts. These insensitive netizens even ignored the fact that a baby shower is supposed to be a happy occasion and it is baseless to judge someone’s religion based on her attire. There were comments like “so finally you have become a Hindu”, “I swear she’s not a Muslim! Can’t even say it’s Eid”, and more. She was also slammed for not acting like a Muslim woman. Some Instagram members were even seen having an intense discussion about the religion and the teachings of the holy book Quran.
These thoughtless comments did irk some of Soha’s fans who were quick to respond on her behalf. They defended the actor by commenting that she has the right to wear what she wants to and her choice of outfit should not be connected with cultural betrayal. A fan commented, “Do not bother what people say. Saree is an Indian dress.” Another one said, “So what you wanted her to wear…It’s India and in every Indian state culture is different…she is free to wear whatever her wish…And saree is Indian traditional clothing.”
While the discussions continued, Soha kept her calm and chose to ignore it all by posting another picture from the occasion in which she is seen in the same pink saree with her family and friends. The caption of the picture, “The love of family and friends is reason enough to dress up!” was a perfect answer for the trolls.
Kudos Soha! That’s the spirit girl. We’re sure some of that secular attitude is going to rub on the baby you’re nurturing inside you.