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Soha Ali Khan trolled for visiting Ganpati pandal


The actress, though, was unfazed by criticism stating that going to a temple doesn't make her a non-Muslim .

Mayur Lookhar

Actress Soha Ali Khan was taken aback by criticism on social media following her visit to Golden Temple in Amritsar and a Ganpati pandal in Mumbai. Khan had tweeted about her visit to a Ganesh pandal in Andheri, Mumbai. 

Soon after the post, Khan was trolled by some who deemed her visit as a publicity stunt for her upcoming release 31st Octboer. Some didn't even hesitate in terming her act as unbecoming of a Muslim.

The actress, though, was unfazed by such criticism stating that going to a temple doesn't make her a non-Muslim .

"I am all for freedom of expression, but being told how going to a temple makes me a non-Muslim is plain callous. No one has the right to say that. Whether I choose to do namaz or go to a church, how does it affect anyone? Nobody owns me. India being a secular nation, we have to respect all religions and each other’s choices,” Khan said in a statement.

On the occasion of Eid, Khan urged people to spread love and not hatred. 

 


The actress marks her return to Hindi films after break of two years. 31st October releases on 7 October 2016.