Sara Ali Khan, the talented Bollywood actress, has often found herself at the receiving end of trolling and criticism on social media platforms due to her visits to temples. Despite being a Muslim, Sara has been unapologetic about her belief in embracing diversity and visiting places of worship from various faiths. Here, we take a closer look at five instances when Sara faced brutal trolling for her temple visits.
Mahashivatri Wishes at Omkareshwar Temple (March 2022)
In a heartfelt Instagram post, Sara extended her Mahashivatri wishes to her fans and shared a picture from her visit to the Omkareshwar Temple Jyotirlinga in Madhya Pradesh. However, a section of social media users targeted her for celebrating the Hindu festival while belonging to the Muslim faith.
Ganesh Chaturthi Greetings (September 2019)
On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, Sara extended warm wishes to her followers. Unfortunately, she faced severe criticism on religious grounds, with some even going to the extent of demanding a fatwa against her for participating in the festivities.
Visit to Kedarnath (November 2021)
Accompanied by her close friend Janhvi Kapoor, Sara visited the revered Kedarnath temple. While many appreciated their trip, Sara received backlash for visiting the holy shrine as a Muslim. The incident sparked a debate on social media regarding religious inclusivity and freedom of choice.
Kamakhya Temple Visit (July 2021)
During her visit to Assam’s renowned Kamakhya Temple, Sara adorned a traditional Assamese attire and expressed her reverence. However, instead of receiving appreciation, she faced brutal trolling from certain followers who criticized her for participating in Hindu rituals.
Prayers at Mahakaleshwar Temple (Current Controversy)
Most recently, Sara faced trolling after sharing pictures of her prayers at the Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. Critics accused her of disrespecting her own religion and questioned her intentions behind visiting Hindu temples.
Despite the relentless trolling, Sara Ali Khan has stood her ground, reiterating that her personal beliefs are a matter of her own and should not be subjected to unnecessary scrutiny. Her unwavering commitment to embracing different faiths and promoting religious harmony continues to inspire many.