Going to temple doesn't make me a non-Muslim, Soha Ali Khan

Actress Soha Ali Khan has lashed out at some trolls who questioned her religious beliefs, saying that India is a secular nation and going to a temple doesn't make her a ‘non-Muslim’.

The actress who will be next seen in ‘31st October’ with Vir Das, was recently attacked on social media after she visited the Golden Temple in Amritsar to seek blessings ahead of the release of her upcoming film. She was also criticised for visiting Ganpati Pandal.   

The ‘Rang De Basanti’ actress had shared pictures of her visit to the Golden Temple and Andhericha Raja Ganesh Mandal on her Twitter timeline.  

Soha was accused of being ‘disloyal’ to her religion by trolls who also passed sexist, insensitive and derogatory comments.

Hitting back at the trolls, the daughter of veteran actress Sharmila Tagore said in a statement, “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,” she stated.

Directed by National Award winning filmmaker Shivaji Lotan Patil, ‘31st October’ is based on true events and focusses on the aftermath of late prime minister Indira Gandhi's assassination on October 31, 1984. The movie revolves around the plight of a Sikh family, portrayed by Soha and Vir, trapped in the communal riots and mob violence that took place after Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguard.

The political thriller written and produced by Harry Sachdeva is scheduled to hit screens on October 7.