A month prior to his next big release – Pathan, King of Bollywood has fallen in the pit of controversy. #BoycottShahRukhKhan is the top trend on Twitter today as some netizens question “Why praise Pathan in India?”

Ahead of the release, some Twitterati allege that the Bollywood star has hurt some religious sentiments, over and over again. They shared images, news clippings and incidents from the past where Khan was seen either speaking in support of Pakistani cricket players or speaking of intolerance in India.

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Fans even shared an old picture of Shah Rukh Khan with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, alleging him to be a supporter of the “enemy” nation.

Meanwhile, another Twitter trend made it to the top SRK PRIDE OF INDIA, with King Khan fans standing up him. The trend soon overtook the boycott SRK tweets with over 84k posts on the microblogging website.

Fans defended the star for his achievements and stood by the notion that none of his films were made for election propaganda or for vested interests of any particular group.

One fan shared a picture of SRK at the World Economic Forum, standing up for important issues on global platforms, representing his country and for winning honours and awards making his fans proud.

One Twitterati even called the Megastar, a self made icon and one of the most charitable actors in India.

The film’s budget has been estimated to be around 250 crores and will be starring Deepika Padukone opposite King Khan. Other actors in the film playing major roles are John Abraham and Ashutosh Rana. Salman Khan will also make a cameo appearance in Pathan.

Fans were waiting for a long time to watch SRK on the big screen again. According to reports, the movie is scheduled to release around Diwali 2021.

The film will be produced under the Yash Raj Studios banner with Aditya Chopra as the producer, and Siddhart Anand as the director of the film.

After his last movie Zero in 2018, the star’s new action thriller is scheduled for release in October.

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