Twinkle Khanna calls Taher Shah Pakistan's 'purple bomb,' upsets followers

Published 12 Apr, 2016 01:53pm

Images Staff

The actress isn't the first celeb to weigh in on Pakistan's viral sensation

The actress isn't the first celeb to weigh in on Pakistan's viral sensation
The actress isn't the first celeb to weigh in on Pakistan's viral sensation

As Taher Shah's viral hit 'Angel' gained momentum this weekend, more mainstream celebrities from both sides of the border didn't shy away from voicing their opinions on the song.

Among them was Twinkle Khanna. The actress posted a picture of Taher Shah to her Instagram account with the caption "Pakistan doesn't need nuclear weapons they can just drop this purple bomb on us #TaherShah."

Twinkle Khanna added a disclaimer to her initial caption
Twinkle Khanna added a disclaimer to her initial caption

The mention of nuclear weapons and Pak-India relations upset some of her followers, who didn't seem to appreciate the joke.

"You're so rude!" exclaimed one follower. Twinkle appeared to feel she may have taken the joke too far because she updated her photo to read: "P.S. Note added — seeing the comments — I have friends and relatives both sides of the border — just a joke — laugh or unfollow but abusive people with no sense of humour will be barred entry at these twinkling gates."

Twinkle wasn't the only well-known personality to weigh in on 'Angel.'

Of course, Hamza Ali Abbasi had a few words on the matter.

Politician Sherry Rehman took a break from her busy schedule to tweet about Taher Shah too

Comedian Sami Shah defended Taher Shah's choices

And debated the merits of Taher Shah with writer Kamila Shamsie

Rohan Joshi from AIB couldn't resist taking a jab