Late actor Irrfan Khan’s son Babil has expressed his concerns that having a holiday for Raksha Bandhan and not having one for Eid is against the secular fabric of our nation. He said he doesn’t want to be ‘judged by his religion’ but as a human being.
Taking to Instagram, Babil said, “You want the story in short without any name calling or career ending potentials?: Mandatory holiday for Eid cancelled on Friday while holiday for Raksha Bandhan on Monday still given. Okay then no problem, I’ll just celebrate Eid when it’s not Eid on Saturday most sarcastic smile ever”.
Speaking about discrimination, Babil wrote, “I know the whole world is in a f**king frenzy but our beautiful secular India’s sudden relapse of religious divide is honestly getting scary. I have friends that have stopped communicating with me cause I’m of a certain religion. Friends I played cricket with when I was 12. I miss my friends. My Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, human friends. I just miss not giving a f*ck about what surname I was born with.”
Babil further expressed his love for the country. He said that he loves India a lot and he would ‘break the nose’ of anyone who calls him ‘anti-national’ for his comments. “First of all, I f**king love India, and I’m telling you this because I do my education in London and every time I go, I can’t wait to come back and take rickshaw rides with my homies, have pani puri at aksa beach, travel anywhere; in the forests, the crowds… I love india. Don’t you dare, call me an anti-nationalist, I promise you, I’m a boxer, I will break your nose,” he wrote.
Renowned actor Irrfan Khan passed away at the age of 53 on 29 April 2020. His demise left Bollywood in shock. The actor was admitted to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in Mumbai when he drew his last breath. Irrfan Khan is survived by his wife Sutapa Sikder, and two sons namely Babil and Ayan.
The actor is not only known for his versatile acting but also known as a fearless speaker, who had time-and-again expressed his idea of practising religion, despite being well aware of the fact that he would be admonished by the hardliners. The 53-year-old actor was the only Bollywood actor, who wanted reforms in Islam. According to him, many ritual things need to be changed in the religion which people blindly follow.