Actress Soha Ali Khan was attacked by trolls questioning her faith after she visited the Golden Temple in Amritsar and a Ganpati pandal.
Undaunted, Soha hit back saying India is a secular nation and going to a temple doesn’t make her a “non-Muslim”.
She had visited the Golden Temple and a Ganesh pandal to seek blessings ahead of the release of her thriller film 31st October.
“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?,” Soha said in a statement.
He mother married Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, the Nawab of Pataudi and former captain of the Indian cricket team, in a Nikah ceremony held on 27 December 1969. She converted to Islam and took on the name Ayesha Sultana.
“Nobody owns me. India being a secular nation, we have to respect all religions and each other’s choices,” she said. Soha is paired opposite Vir Das for the first time in “31st October” directed by Shivaji Lotan Patil.
Vir Das and Soha Ali Khan-starrer 31st October brought back the horror of that day in 1984 when a community was targetted for no fault of theirs. They are still awaiting justice, over 32 years later. There are parts in Delhi where people still ask where were you when men were butchered, children orphaned and women raped. – CINEWS