Busted! Suresh Chavanke's claims about SRK at Lata Mangeshkar's funeral
Hate Offender Suresh Chavhanke has once again targetted actor Shahrukh Khan for his Muslim identity. On Sunday February 6, Khan offered prayers and respects at Lata Mangeshkar's funeral ceremony at Shivaji Park. He prayed near the body alongside his manager Pooja Dadlani who joined her hands in prayer. Khan then did the traditional ‘dum’ or blowing softly on the side. This is done as a symbolic way of warding off the ‘evil eye’ or keeping ‘evil spirits’ and negativity at bay.
Lata Mangeshkar, passed away aged 92, and scores of actors, singers, politicians, celebrities turned up at the last rites were performed at Shivaji Park, Mumbai with full state honours. The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackray and his family, veteran politician Sharad Pawar, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and many others, apart from actor Shahrukh Khan, who paid their respects to the mortal remains of the queen of melody. However, repeat Hate Offender Suresh Chavhanke shared a video of Khan concluding his dua by softly blowing air on the mortal remains as a sign of “protection from evil", and some say "blessings in heaven", and instead claimed that the actor "was spitting". He tried to promote the communal claim by appearing to discuss ‘ask questions and unearth facts’ about the prayer done by Khan.
Chanvanke deliberately spread this fake news of "spitting" and it was picked up on cue by others in the right-wing ecosystem. The communaly targeting fake news soon went viral online.
क्या इसने थूका है ❓ pic.twitter.com/RZOa2NVM5I— Arun Yadav 🇮🇳 (@beingarun28) February 6, 2022
Shahrukh is Spitting! https://t.co/mhX8i7lnNk— Prashant Umrao (@ippatel) February 6, 2022
But Chavhanke and others amplifying his fake news were shut down by many verified handles, including some from the right-wing ecosystem as well, on Twitter. But Chavhanke has not apologised yet for creating communal hate online once again and targetting Khan for his Muslim identity.
Fringe targetting @iamsrk by falsely accusing him of spitting at #LataMangeshkar Ji’s funeral should be ashamed of themselves. He prayed & blew on her mortal remains for protection & blessings in her onward journey. Such communal filth has no place in a country like ours 🤲🏼🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/xLcaQPu1g8— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) February 6, 2022
इसको थूकना नहीं ..— Shobhna Yadav (@ShobhnaYadava) February 6, 2022
.. दुआ पढ़ कर फूंकना कहते हैं..दुआ है ये ..
अरुण जी इसे थूकना नहीं फ़ातिहा पढ़ना कहते हैं… दुआएँ पढ़कर फूंकना कहते हैं…. 🤲 https://t.co/vVSS495NZA— Rubika Liyaquat (@RubikaLiyaquat) February 6, 2022
Instead Chavhanke did a whole show on his trademark Bindass Bol, titled Shahrukh has spit on Lata didi or what has he done? He asked why SRK removed his mask saying “is this an Islamic ritual?” He went on to continue his ignorant rant on his TV show saying, “I do not know of any such ritual. How can we accept such a big act against Bharat Ratna?”
Like a desperate Hindi movie fan, Sudershan news owner and ‘editor’ Suresh Chavhanke has been trying to get the attention of superstar film actor Shahrukh Khan for sometime now. Chavhanke uses his infamous ‘Expose’ style of what he claims is investigative ‘journalism’ to get behind Khan. Last year Chavhanke repackaged his old conspiracy theories claiming that Shahrukh Khan is close to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, or that he favours Pakistani cricket players, or for supposedly starring in a film made on the 18th century ruler of Mysore Tipu Sultan. In fact the so-called ‘Tipu Film’ and its poster was called out as fake in 2020.
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