On the occasion of Independence Day, a lot of B-Town celebrities starting from Amitabh Bachchan, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha, amongst others took to their social media handles and posted their heartfelt wishes. One such celeb was R Madhavan who posted a picture with his family but instead received backlash for having the symbolic cross at his house.
The picture posted by Madhavan saw him along with his father and son, all dressed up in traditional attires as they posed for a picture. Madhavan captioned the picture as, “ Wish you all a very happy INDEPENDENCE DAY, RAKSHA BANDHAN AND AVANI AVITTAM. Prayers for peace and prosperity for ALL in this world continues.”
In the background of the picture, one could see the symbolic cross, and when noticed by a Twitter user, he lashed out at the actor and called him fake for calling himself Hindu.
“Why do they have a cross in the background?! Is that a Mandir? You just lost my respect. Do you find Hindu Gods in Christian churches? All this is fake drama you did today!” wrote the user.
Why do they have a across in the background?! Is that a Mandir? You just lost my respect. Do you find Hindu Gods in Christian churches? All this is fake drama you did today! pic.twitter.com/w5mdrSKxRL
— JIXSA (@jiks) August 15, 2019
The actor has the most polite yet, benefitting reply as he posted a note which read, “I really don’t worry about respect from the likes of you. I hope you get well soon. Surprised that in u r sickness you did not see the Golden temple pic there too and asked if I converted to Sikhism. I have a blessing from the Dargas there too and blessing from all religious places around the world. Some gifted and some bought. My home is home to staff from all faiths and we pray at a common alter. Like any defence personal will tell you, happens in every unit. I have been taught from my very childhood to maintain my identity with pride but at the same time RESPECT each and every faith, belief and region. ‘Yemmadhamum Sammadham’ (I respect each religion as my own). I hope my son follows that too.”
Check out the Tweet below:
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) August 16, 2019