For the longest time, Irrfan Khan had managed to stay away from all controversies until now. Irrfan Khan is currently on the promotional tour for his upcoming film, Madaari where he gave a statement that has resulted in a controversy.
Irrfan was in Jaipur recently for Madaari promotions where he ended up criticising the fasting and Qurbani ritual during Ramzan. While interacting with media, he said that instead of fasting during Ramzan, people should self-introspect. He further added that people should stop slaughtering animals in the name of Qurbani. Muharram is meant to mourn but Muslims have made the mockery of the festival.
Muslim clerics didn’t take the statement lightly and they slammed him over the same. Maulana Abdul Wahid Khatri, the state secretary of Jamaat-e-Ulema-e-Hind, advised Irrfan Khan to better concentrate on his film career rather than making statements about their religion. Sher Qazi Khalid Usmani, Jaipur’s Shaher Qazi (chief jurist), also criticised Irrfan’s remarks and advised him to not talk about religion at all without any knowledge.
This is the second time in the same week Irrfan Khan has managed to get hate over his comment. At the start of the week, Irrfan also accused Rajinikanth for stealing his film’s poster which turned out to be a fan-made one.
As of now, Irrfan Khan is continuing with the promotions of his film Madaari which will hit the theatres on July 15.