Seems like whenever Shah Rukh Khan has an opinion to express, trolls rush to social media to slam the Bollywood actor and the most common way they do it is by asking him to ‘go to Pakistan’. But this time SRK didn’t even have anything to say yet the army of trolls didn’t hold back and attacked him as soon as the news of his cousin contesting elections in Pakistan broke.
According to Pakistani daily Express Tribune, Shah Rukh Khan’s paternal cousin Noor Jehan will be contesting the upcoming general elections from a constituency in Peshawar.
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s cousin Noor Jehan is set to contest the upcoming general elections in Pakistan on July 25 from a constituency in Peshawar
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) June 8, 2018
Even though SRK had nothing to say on the family connection, that was not a problem for those bent on questioning the actor’s ‘Indianness’. In a series of tweets, many highlighted SRK’s “love for Pakistan” and some even speculated if he would “campaign for her”.
will Sharukh too go to Pakistan to contest elections?
— MOHANKUMAR K (@kumarkm53) June 8, 2018
ye rishta kya kehlata hai hai…? shahrukh must go to pak…….for campaigning re..
— Ankur Verma (@VedantHindustan) June 8, 2018
— J A G R I T I (@Being_Jagriti_) June 8, 2018
I know SRK has reason to love Pakistan…He should contest there too…
— Debashish basyas (@DBasyas) June 7, 2018
Oh that is why this man loves Pakistan so much.
— Mayank Mani (@BeingMmani) June 8, 2018
And one wonders about Islamist / ISI control of #Bollywood ?
Dear @iamsrk would you be chanting #Pakistan Jindabad or not? How much Paki influence you and rest of Bollywood carries? https://t.co/K3pi7CYp42
— Ashok (@singhak) June 8, 2018
Some even brought back focus on SRK’s statements in 2010 when he said that players from Pakistan should have been picked in the IPL and working with actress Mahira Khan in Raees to back their statements.
Srk wanted Pak players in IPL even after attacks on India.
Srk was partying after 2 Days of Mumbai blast@iamsrk said India is Intolerant
Srk’s family members are contesting elections in Pakistan.
— Deνιℓ (@ibeingdevil__) June 7, 2018
But the good part is, fans refused to leave SRK’s side, asserting that many Indians had relatives in Pakistan because of Partition.
Half of delhiites….including me n all my friends….have our great grand fathers n families come from pakistan to settle here….we still have connections der….wats the big deal….
— Lovey Singh (@jasdeepjdp) June 7, 2018
Listen Shah Rukh Khan has nothing to do with all this… You have no right to drag his name in all this. Many Indians have their relatives in Pakistan and many of them might be in politics also so there’s nothing wrong…
— Mohini (@93mohini) June 8, 2018
Why there’s so much fuss about SRK’s cousin contesting elections in Pak? Like why? Before partition, we all were together, so maybe her family decided to stay that side of the border n SRK’s family came this side. Isme itna kya hungama
— SHREYA (@ShreyaJha_29) June 8, 2018
Jehan will be contesting from PK-77 constituency as an Independent candidate. While speaking about her focus issues, Jehan told Express Tribune: “I want to work for women’s empowerment… I’d like to focus on the problems in my constituency.”
The general elections in Pakistan will be held on July 25, 2018.