Due to the partition of the Subcontinent, a lot of Pakistanis and Indians have family members on either side of the border. I have some, you have some and yup, Shah Rukh Khan has some too.
Recently it came to light that a cousin of Shah Rukh Khan, the Bollywood actor, is contesting in the General Elections in Pakistan
Shahrukhs Cousin In To Politics Bollywood and Pakistan seem to be inseparable at times as there will be some news of the neighbouring terrorist haven in one way or the other. After banning 'Veere Di Wedding' for its expletives and bold content, here comes Pakistan in the news for its Bollywood connect yet again. Not many know that Shah Rukh Khan's ancestors hail from Peshawar before his family settled in Delhi. And there are many relatives of the actor settled in Pakistan after the partition, whom SRK visited when he was 15 years old along with his father. Here is one of his cousins, who is running in elections now. Noor Jehan happens to be a paternal cousin of Shah Rukh and she visited him twice in Mumbai some time ago. She will be running for a Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly seat as an independent candidate. This region is close to the Afghan border and Khan's ancestors hail from that place. Currently, Noor Jehan is asking the voters to support her candidature like they supported her brother's films in Pakistan. Though Khan hasn't said any word about his cousin contesting in elections, his mere name itself is enough to garner attention for her. That's what happening right now in India! SOURCE:GULTE.COM #shahrukhan #pakistan #noorjehan
Noor Jehan is Shah Rukh Khan’s cousin and she lives in Peshawar. After much thought, she decided to contest elections from Peshawar as an independent candidate. Of course, being related to one of the world’s biggest stars has its perks, one of them being that this news went up everywhere; both in India and in Pakistan.
Sadly, the reaction from India hasn’t been all too great 🙁
Trolls attacked SRK and told him to ‘go to Pakistan’
Stuff got pretty intense pretty fast!
I know SRK has reason to love Pakistan…He should contest there too…
— Debashish basyas (@DBasyas) June 7, 2018
Take a chill pill
*see what I did there*
— J A G R I T I (@Being_Jagriti_) June 8, 2018
This person sensed some next level conspiracy action
@iamsrk I heard that ur sister is contesting for elections in Pakistan? Is this true ?? You earn money here in India and ur sister wants to contest for power in enemy state Pakistan ? Why ? What’s the agenda ? #AskSRK
— CSS Krishna Kasturi (@kasturikr) June 8, 2018
Kuch log kaafi butthurt thay
Family before nation..no wonder the charity shows are done for every natural disaster in Pakistan,never India by SRK https://t.co/uT839wNUd4
— Pretti (@prettispecial1) June 8, 2018
There was no end in sight
ye rishta kya kehlata hai hai…? shahrukh must go to pak…….for campaigning re..
— Ankur Verma (@VedantHindustan) June 8, 2018
Acha bhai, aap ne kuch zyada hi khench liya hai
And one wonders about Islamist / ISI control of #Bollywood ?
Dear @iamsrk would you be chanting #Pakistan Jindabad or not? How much Paki influence you and rest of Bollywood carries? https://t.co/K3pi7CYp42
— Ashok (@singhak) June 8, 2018
SRK for PM?
will Sharukh too go to Pakistan to contest elections?
— MOHANKUMAR K (@kumarkm53) June 8, 2018
Thankfully sanity did prevail over this madness
SRK fans did come to his rescue
What is there to feel ashamed if SRK's cousins live in Pak and 1 of his cousin sister is going to join politics of her country? Rather reply positively without showing outrage and wish best for her. Pakistan se ho ya USA se, achhi kaam kare aur SRK ki naam roshan kare. #NoorJahan
— Harryᶻᵉʳᵒ (@SRKsDevil_) June 8, 2018
Pakistanis were shocked by how bad the trolling had gotten
Quite Surprised to see the approach of my neighbours… Come on, thats his cousin, not SRK taking part in pak election. He is responsible for his acts, not caretaker of his all the cousins nd whats going on in their lives, Grow up mates.
— ✨*Noor*✨ (@aleeza_komal) June 9, 2018
This person was just done with the trolls and their antics
Hmmm ! What is the news here ? 1.ShahRukh has a cousin.
2.ShahRukh has a Pakistani cousin.
3.Shah Rukh’s cousin is a Pakistani Politician.
4.Comm’on, here we get another big name to troll.
— Minu Datta … 🦁 (@Dattaminu) June 10, 2018
Kaafi hatred spread hogaya
What's wrong with having relatives in Pakistan? Why do you guys have to find a way or another to spread hate all the time. Why does every little thing have to be judged like this. 🙄
— Maryam VD 👑 (@TheMaryamVD) June 7, 2018
If only everyone thought the same way….
Listen Shah Rukh Khan has nothing to do with all this… You have no right to drag his name in all this. Many Indians have their relatives in Pakistan and many of them might be in politics also so there's nothing wrong…
— Mohini (@93mohini) June 8, 2018
It’s really sad to see how something so minor triggered so many to hate on someone who is so beloved. Hopefully the trolling will die down soon.
Good luck to Noor Jehan on the upcoming elections:)
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