- BJP leader claims SRK spat at Lata’s funeral.
- Netizens come to the defense of Shah Rukh Khan.
- SRK was actually blowing at Lata’s funeral.
A Bharatiya Janata party has received flak for controversially making the beautiful gesture of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan at the funeral of legend Lata Mangeshkar.
BJP Uttar Pradesh spokesman Prashant Umrao took to Twitter after some of his party associates and leaders alleged that SRK spat on Lata.
He said, “Shahrukh is spitting!”
The veteran’s passing has left millions of her fans in shock. In the midst of all this, there were a number of high profile people from all walks of life who attended Mangeshkar’s funeral in Mumbai’s Shivaji Park, but the BJP did not stop its propaganda.
Twitterati lashed out at the BJP leader and those who claimed the Bollywood star spat at the funeral.
Social activist Ashoke Pandit said that “attacking SRK by falsely accusing him of spitting at Lata’s funeral should be ashamed of themselves.”
“He prayed and breathed on her remains for protection and blessings on her onward journey. Such communal filth has no place in a country like ours,” he said.
A Twitter user told the BJP leader he was “shameless”.
Indian writer Shiv Ramdas said, “If he really spit on you, you would never bathe again.”
Nadir Cazi denounced the BJP leader, saying he would not even let go of this sad event to spread his hatred.
What did SRK do?
The B-city star actually just blew on Lata’s body after making dua for her – a common practice among Muslims.
Bollywood superstar Lata, known to millions as the “Nightingale of India” and a fixture of the airwaves in the country for decades, died Sunday morning at the age of 92.
Mangeshkar’s high-pitched melodies were an instantly recognizable feature of Indian cinema, with her work appearing in over 1,000 films.
She died in a hospital in Mumbai after being admitted to intensive care with symptoms of COVID-19 several weeks ago.
Born in 1929 in Indore, central India, Mangeshkar began her musical education under the tutelage of her father Deenanath, singing in his theater productions when she was only five years old.
Mangeshkar has dominated Bollywood music for over half a century and is considered by many to be the greatest playback singer ever in the Indian film industry.
Mangeshkar was equally revered across the border in Pakistan, where TV channels spent all day broadcasting rolling coverage of her death and playing songs from her repertoire.