Aamir Khan trolled for playing Hindu God in Mahabharata, Javed Akhtar slams haters

Aamir Khan starrer magnus opus ‘Mahabharata’ has been in news since day one after it was announced that the project will be bankrolled by noted businessman Mukesh Ambani. But the project dragged negative comments from the netizens for a Muslim playing the role of Hindu God. Some sections of the social media trolled Aamir for playing Hindu God in the great epic, Mahabharata.

The controversary all started after a Frenchman living in India slammed the actor for enacting Hindu God. Two days ago he post a message which reads,"Why should Aamir Khan, a Muslim, play in most ancient and sacred of Hindu epics, the Mahabharata? Would Muslims allow a Hindu to play life of Mohamed?" The tweet also asked if Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government was going to "be like the Congress and just stand by in the name of secularism."

However, the comments did not go well with noted poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar and he immediately came to Aamir’s rescue and in a series of tweet, he lashes out at the twitterati for making such unpleasant remarks.

#You scoundrel, have you not seen peter brooks production of this great epic Mahabharsta in France . I would like to know which foreign agency is paying you to spread this kind of perverse and poisonous thoughts in our country

#You ignorant unfortunate imbecile, obviously you know nothing about our Indian traditions and culture . Do you know who were Ras khan bullay shah Waris shah, ,Baba Farid Nazeer Akbarabadi , Nizir Banarasi , Bismillah khan . You are just a frog in the stinking well of communalism

#If know them they won’t allow even a Muslim . Have you decided to emulate them .

However, not only Javed Akhtar but many more social media users favoured Aamir Khan being part of the magnum epic and tweeted in support of the perfectionist.

On the work front, Aamir Khan is currently working on ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ starring Fatima Sana Shaikh, Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif.