Late actor Irrfan Khan‘s son Babil has created a stir by talking about religious divide in the nation and how his friends have stopped talking to him because of his religion.
He complained about Rakshabandhan being declared a holiday while Eid holiday has been cancelled. Babil said that he loves India and would break anybody’s nose who would dare to call him anti-national.
In a series of posts the star kid wrote, “Can’t even post anything of how I feel about the people in power without my whole f**king team telling me that it might end my career. Can you believe this? I’m scared, I’m afraid, I don’t want to be. I just want to feel free again. I don’t want to be judged by my religion. I am not my religion, l am a human being, just like the rest of the population of India.”
“You want the story in short without any name calling or career ending potentials?: Mandatory holiday for Eid cancelled on Friday while holiday for Raksha Bandhan on Monday still given. Okay then no problem, I’ll just celebrate Eid when it’s not Eid on Saturday most sarcastic smile ever,” he wrote.
He further added, “I know the whole world is in f***ing frenzy but our beautiful secular India’s sudden relapse of the religious divide is honestly getting scary. I have friends that have stopped communicating with me because I’m of a certain religion. Friends I played cricket with when I was 12. I miss my friends. My Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, human friends. I just miss not giving a f*** about what surname I was born with.”
“Waiting for the ‘toh Pakistan Ja na phir you anti-nationalist’ comments like…. (sic) First of all, I love India, and I’m telling you this because I do my education in London and every time I go, I can’t wait to come back and take rickshaw rides with my homies, have panipuri at Aksa beach, travel anywhere; in the forests, the crowds… I love India. Don’t you dare, call me an anti-nationalist, I promise you, I’m a boxer, I will break your nose,” concluded Babil.
It’s strange that Babil, whose father received immense love from every quarter of the society, is feeling scared in India.
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