Recently during Filmfare award shows, Shah Rukh Khan performed among the newcomer female actors of Bollywood, introducing them to the audience. Sara Ali Khan who was also present at the award show has upset the superstar’s fans by calling him uncle.
Shah Rukh is double the age of Sara and it seems as though there is nothing wrong with the way she addresses him but the incident triggered a debate on Twitter.
One of the netizens, who commented in support of Sara, triggered more to chime in on the matter. Take a look:
Sara Ali Khan called SRK uncle at Filmfare and people are trolling her. What do you expect a 23 YO to call a 50 plus man who is in real life, older than her father? Stupid fans need to accept their hero has aged enough to be called uncle.
— ਪੰਜਾਬ ਨਾਗਰਿਕ (@akdwaaz) March 27, 2019
Some fans did come to the young actor’s defense and said what she said is not wrong while others said it was disrespectful, while some suggested, “sir” would have been a more appropriate word.
11 years back when Sarah was 12 Shahrukh was hosting the Filmfare awards ceremony with her father Saif. How does one think she’d have addressed (greeted) Shahrukh then? What’s changed since then?
— Dinesh Verma (@tweeterdinesh) March 28, 2019
SRK very much calls him Amit uncle and Jaya as Jaya aunty. So do Adi Chopra and Karan Johar.
Your icon is 50 plus. Obviously he is uncle
— ਪੰਜਾਬ ਨਾਗਰਿਕ (@akdwaaz) March 28, 2019
Will people be okay if someone outside the industry, who is not a star kid does the same? Some banners might even ban the person to be in good books of SRK. She could call him uncle when it’s a personal meet owing to her knowing him from childhood. It’s a professional platform.
— Kiranmayi G (@glskiranmayi) March 28, 2019
On work front Sara just finished shooting for her Delhi schedule for the upcoming film, ‘Aaj Kal’ that features Kartik Aaryan as male lead.