A picture has been doing rounds on the internet where superstar Shah Rukh Khan and his manager Pooja Dadlani could be seen offering their last respects to the megastar whose last rites were conducted at Shivaji Park on Sunday in Mumbai with full state honours.
In the viral snap, Khan could be seen raising his hands in dua, while Dadlani could be seen folding her hands in
order to pay homage to the celebrated singer. Khan also paid her a floral tribute and touched her feet after reciting the dua.
Fans, who were touched by his gesture, started hailing the snap as ‘a picture of secular India’. “Some Bigots can’t even digest this beautiful sight of uniting India! Truly #LataMangeshkar ji was that human who United people alive and continued doing after passing away! @iamsrk #ShahRukhKhan is one of that breed Spreading love,” a twitter
“There’s no one like #ShahRukhKhan. There won’t ever be. Your hatred makes us love and respect him even more. Shame on you!,” wrote another.
A third fan wrote, “Proud to be a fan of Shah Rukh Khan. That’s it that’s a tweet.” Another tweeted, “Best example of secular India.”
The picture was indeed a ‘positive picture’ that went viral on social media on Sunday, but a section of people also criticized the ‘Om Shanti Om’ star for allegedly ‘spitting’ on the mortal remains of Lata Mangeshkar, after reciting
“Can’t believe SRK spitted on #LataDidi’s body while paying his “last respect” to her… Even if your Mazhab teaches you this, practice this at your home or with your own people…” a Twitter user wrote.
A second user wrote, “Shame on SRK who spitted on #LataDidi’s body while paying his “last respect” to her.”