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Ram Charan’s Makeup Artist Says Shah Rukh Khan’s Remark ‘Idly’ Was Disrespectful

Ram Charan’s Makeup Artist Says Shah Rukh Khan’s Remark ‘Idly’ Was Disrespectful
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Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Rihanna and several other celebrities across the world attended Anant and Radhika’s pre-wedding celebrations. Ram Charan was one of the guests from South India at the celebrations.

On the second day of the celebration, people saw the three Khans- Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Aamir Khan—on the stage, nailing the hook step of Ram Charan and Jr. N.T.R.’s RRR song Naatu Naatu. Ram Charan also joined the dance and performed the iconic step together.

Ram was invited by Shah Rukh Khan to dance with them. Shah Rukh Khan jokingly addressed Ram, saying some Telugu or Tamil words. Ram’s makeup artist, Zeba Hassan, commented on the video that read, “I’m a huge SRK fan, but I really disliked the way he called Ram Charan on stage.”

According to the Free Press Journal, Zeba expressed disappointment towards the actor. Taking to her Instagram Stories,

Bhend idly vada Ram charan kahan hai tu (Saying names of snacks, Ram Charan where are you)???’ I walked out after this. So disrespectful towards a star like @alwaysramcharan.


Zeba further shared a statement on Instagram but removed it later. She wrote,  “It’s funny how everyone wants to pay us ‘lesser’ because we’re from south India, whereas they’re okay to pay triple the amount for the same thing to an artist if that artist is Delhi or Mumbai based.”

She was disappointed by the biased payment she got for her works as compared to the artists from Delhi and Mumbai.

People on the internet said,  “Shahrukh Khan is being insensitive by referring to Ram Charan as ‘idli’, which could be perceived as a racial stereotype against South Indians.” Another comment read,  “Shah Rukh Khan being casually racist to Ram Charan who is South Indian by calling him idli.” A tweet read, “Shahrukh Khan is being racist to South Indians by calling ‘Ram Charan idli’ after a South Indian director gave him the biggest hit of his career.”  Netizens labeled Shah Rukh Khan as racist and insensitive.

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