Social media went into a tizzy recently when a video of actress Sara Ali Khan speaking at an award show surfaced. The video had her recalling the time when his father and actor Saif Ali Khan used to host Filmfare awards with actor Shah Rukh Khan. The catch is not that though. It’s how Sara is addressing SRK in the video.
The actress is seen calling the superstar ‘uncle’, which, by regular standards is okay, but SRK’s fans have taken an offence to it. The ardent fans of the superstar have found a legit argument in telling Sara that she can always choose to address people from the film fraternity more professionally by calling them ‘sir’ or ‘madam’ as opposed to ‘uncle’ and ‘aunt.’ Bollywoodlife quoted the actress saying, “My father (Saif Ali Khan) used to host Filmfare with Shah Rukh (Khan) uncle, I used to love it…”
Many Twitter users called out Sara for sounding unprofessional while some protected the actress by saying that SRK is elder than her father, therefore, it’s just fine for Sara to be addressing him as her uncle.
One user wrote, “Sara Ali Khan called SRK uncle at Filmfare and people are trolling her. What do you expect a 23 YO to call a 50 plus man who is in real life, older than her father? Stupid fans need to accept their hero has aged enough to be called uncle” (sic). Check out some reactions here:
Neither Sara nor SRK has reacted to the issue yet. The actress went on to bag the Best Female Debutant trophy at the Filmfare this year. On the work front, she is busy filming Imtiaz Ali’s next with Kartik Aaryan currently. Expected to be titled as Love Aaj Kal 2, the film was recently announced by the stars themselves on social media. It’s a love story and the Delhi schedule of the shoot has already been wrapped up.