The veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar’s last rites were performed at the Shivaji Park, Mumbai. Prime Minister Narendra Modi travelled to Mumbai to pay his last respects to the Bharat Ratna recipient.
Various other celebrities such as Shah Rukh Khan, Sachi Tendulkar, Shraddha Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty and Ranbir Kapoor were also present.
To pay the homage, Shah Rukh Khan went up to Lata Ji with his manager Pooja Dadlani. They both paid homage in their own different way. Pooja Dadlani was seen with joined hands, whereas Shah Rukh Khan raised his hands to offer dua.
The view made some netizens go crazy and they started bashing Shah Rukh Khan for offering dua. While the other netizen who looked at it as secular and united moment, replied to those bashing users.
“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 user wrote.
“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 other part of netizen reacted in an unexpected way by trolling Shah Rukh Khan for spitting after dua.
“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.”