Popular Bollywood Actor Shahrukh Khan reportedly attended upcoming actress Nayanthara’s wedding in Mahabalipuram on Thursday just 4 days after getting infected with Covid-19. Is Shahrukh so popular even with Covid-19 germs that they left him early? According to medical experts, a person is a Covid-19 infective for 5 – 7 days. Some people are infected for more than a week.
Shahrukh Khan is supposed to be a role model for the youth. He is also the Brand Ambassador of West Bengal. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had wished the Bollywood superstar a fast ‘recovery’. “Just came to know that our Brand Ambassador Shahrukh Khan has been detected covid positive. Pray for the fastest recovery for the superstar. Get well Shahrukh! Spring back asap!” Mamata Banerjee tweeted on Sunday.
Our country is witnessing a new surge in Covid-19. Mumbaikars have been asked to put on their masks again after the cases doubled in 2 days yesterday. Nayanthara and Vignesh Vijayan would have married even if Shahrukh did not attend personally due to illness. What was so compelling for Shahrukh Khan to attend the wedding defying Covid-19? Instead of spreading cheers and joy, Shahrukh may have spread Covid-19 germs to many people! How did he travel? How many people did he meet on the way? If he traveled by air, how did the airlines allow him? If he traveled by car, who drove the car? How many people accompanied him?
The Mahabalipuram should investigate how did Shahrukh defeat Covid-19 in 4 days? Which doctor and which medical laboratory gave him a Covid-19 negative report to travel? How many people came in contact with Shahrukh during the wedding? All those people who attended the wedding should be advised to get tested for Covid-19 immediately. The police should take a fresh Covid-19 sample test from Shahrukh to see the present status. If Shahrukh tests positive, he should willingly donate Rs.100 crore for patients’ feeding and medicines in hospitals across Maharashtra and West Bengal as a penance. He should tender a public apology to all his fans for not leading by example.
Mamata Didi, it is time to choose ambassadors and role models carefully. Shahrukh is commercially viable to West Bengal through his films and the Indian Premier League (IPL). It does not mean that Didi can condone Shahrukh’s serious lapse and irresponsibility. It is good to be playful, but it is not good to play with people’s lives. Is Shahrukh still having a hangover from the Wankhede Stadium episode? When will Bollywood learn to behave and act responsibly? Shahrukh Khan cannot say in Covid-19’s case: “Bade bade deshon mein aisi choti choti baatein … hoti rehti hain, Senorita” Either Senorita or Ka… Ka… Ka… Kiran must instill some sense in their lover boy.
The noble sacrifices of our healthcare professionals — doctors, nurses, lab technicians, pharmacists, ambulance drivers, and hospital cleaners and sweepers must not go in vain!
Shahrukh Khan must not defeat the steely resolve of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi to defeat Covid-19. Our countrymen must stand behind Narendra Modi and heed to his advice as he is the leader of 1.3 billion Indians. A healthy nation is a wealthy nation!