Sara Ali Khan Criticized For Addressing Shahrukh Khan as “Uncle”

Shahrukh Khan fans were quick in their response to criticize Sara Ali Khan, daughter of Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh when she called Shahrukh “Uncle” in a recently held Award show. It seemed to be a strongly placed idea in their minds, that they are still not ready to give up Shahrukh as the Bollywood Actor who has aged in real life, off-course off-screen, no matter he is past fifty i.e. 53 years now.

It is a very well established fact that the superstardom the three Khans (Salman, Shahrukh, and Aamir Khan) of Bollywood carry is irreplaceable. Shah Rukh Khan who is so much widely loved by all his fans across the world that the sensitive fans cannot take a single word against their superstar and get easily hurt when even a finger is laid on him.

The recent example of the same was when Sara Ali Khan addressed Shah Rukh Khan as uncle at a recently held awards show. This happened in contrast to the event when Shah Rukh Khan introduced Sara Ali Khan among the many newcomers in the Hindi film industry.

Sara Ali Khan Shahrukh Khan

As soon as videos of Sara Ali Khan calling Shah Rukh Khan ‘uncle’ went live, fans went on outrage and pointed out that she could not call such a handsome man ‘uncle’. One user even went on to tell Sara that she could call him uncle in their personal meetings but not on a public platform.

On one hand, it is a good practice that age doesn’t matter against one’s talent and capabilities when it comes to the film industry. But on the other hand, this incident, reminds one of Vidya Balan’s 2011 Bollywood movie, The Dirty Picture, where this issue was raised in a strong way, that when it comes to male talent, age is an irrelevant number in their casting as male lead, but on the other hand, female talent is dealt with strong indifference.

Here are some of the tweets:

We suggest Sara that she should reply to the ones who are criticizing her by asking if female Bollywood Bigwigs belonging to Shahrukh’s age group will be addressed as aunties then would they be critical of the addressal in the same way as they are in the Shahrukh’s case?


Gaurav Gupta

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