Today morning R.Madhavan posted a long note reacting to a troll on Twitter, who questioned his religious morality and objected to a Christian cross in the background of a picture with his family shared by the actor.
To provide the context, the 3 Idiots actor shared a photo of himself with his father and son, where the trio celebrated Raksha Bandhan, Independence Day, and Avani Avittam. The whole kin could be seen in traditional attire, wearing the janeu as they prepared for the puja.
“Wish you all a very happy INDEPENDENCE DAY, RAKSHA BANDHAN AND AVANI AVITTAM. Prayers for peace and prosperity for ALL in this world continues,” the 49-year old actor wrote along with the picture.
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While some people over the web were delighted to see the three generations together in a happy picture, there was another section of netizens who could not resist from inspecting the photograph and poured in hate comments.
The troll apparently spotted a Christian cross in the background, and shared an extremely zoomed-in photo, stating, “Why do they have a across in the background?! Is that a Mandir? You just lost my respect. Do you find Hindu Gods in Christian churches? All this is fake drama you did today!”
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Madhavan responded to the troll with sheer class and tweeted, “I really don’t care about respect from the likes of you. I hope you get well soon. Surprised that in u r sickness you did not see the Golden Temple pic there too and asked if I converted to Sikhism.”
“I have blessing from the Dargas there too and blessing from all religious places around the world. Some gifted and some bought. My home is home to staff of all faiths and we pray at a common alter. Like any defense personal will tell you, happens in every unit. I have been taught from my very childhood to maintain my identity with pride but at the same time respect each and every faith, belief and religion. Yemmaddhamum Samadhum.(I respect every religion as my own) I hope that my son follows that too.”
He further added “I have prayed at every Darga, Gurudwara and Church I have had the good fortune to visit when a temple wasn’t around. They have shown me utmost love and respect knowing that I am a Hindu. How can I not reciprocate that. All I have is a lot of love and respect to give as my vast travels and experience has proven, is the only true faith. Peace and love to you too.”
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The Internet is a very tricky place, which gives each person to freely present their opinions but at the same time, the trolls miss no chance of creating a mountain out of a molehill. But, Kudos to Madhavan for handling the hate with dignity.