Fardeen Khan shuts down body-shaming trolls with this fiery comeback

Fardeen Khan shuts down body-shaming trolls with this fiery comeback

The actor says he is neither ashamed, offended or depressed because of the few extra pounds he's gained
Updated 16 Jul, 2018

Let's be honest: None of us look like we used to ten years ago. For better or for worse, change is inevitable.

We may manage to fly under the radar but celebrities aren't so lucky.

Former Bollywood actor Fardeen Khan was recently spotted by the paparazzi and admittedly, has gained some weight since we last saw him. However, not suprisingly, the internet had a field day ridiculing and trolling the 42-year-old.

The actor has been away from the limelight for over five years now. —Photo courtesy: Deccan Chronicle
The actor has been away from the limelight for over five years now. —Photo courtesy: Deccan Chronicle

In a now deleted Facebook post, Khan shared a fierce reply to all the haters.

"Not ashamed, neither shamed. Not offended. Not depressed. Not blind either. Am I happy?? Emphatically!!!! In fact, living the happiest chapter thus far with lbs to show for it.

Happy to have been the weekends entertainment for all you trollers. If you have had enough fun please take the time to look at your own reflection. If trolling is what makes you feel better about yourself, you have to seriously think about your future prospects. My best wishes.

For those of you who spoke against mindless trolling please raise your voices. This worldwide behavioral pattern on the internet is disturbing even though I believe in absolutely free speech and opinions. Being a realist, I will caution that all we can hope to achieve by speaking out... is that the next time a person trolls purely for their own amusement, he or she pauses to consider their own moral and ethical code. I also want them to honestly answer to themselves a very relevant question. "Would they still feel empowered to troll if the anonymity offered by social media platforms on the internet did not exist???? I have no doubt that 99% would not have the guts to... It proves that they are nothing more than a bunch of cowards. I hope they think about that the next time...

Enough said for now... I am sure you all had a few laughs at my expense too…I must confess I did too….There is a saying "Blessed is he who can laugh at himself for he shall never ceased to be amused" more importantly, I believe the right to laugh at another is earned by having the courage to laugh at yourself. Besides life is too short and would make our existence unbearably dull and serious if we didn't...

Lastly, to all my dearest fans and well wishers, your sensitivity, kindness, and love expressed through your posts and tweets were most touching. I cant thank you enough but it was unnecessary as I am sure you are equally shocked and disappointed. I just want you all to know that after a very long time i am in a great space in my life. All I ask is for you to be happy for me and expect not to be disappointed for long.

As always my best wishes are with you and the people you love."

In the status update, he insists he's happy in his own space and the body-shamers shouldn't worry about him so much. He also adds that he is glad to have provided ‘weekend entertainment’ to the trolls and wishes them luck if that is what they want to keep doing in future.

You tell 'em, Fardeen!


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iori May 27, 2016 01:20pm
Next Adnan Sami in development.
Madhusudan May 27, 2016 01:33pm
Fardeen is sophisticated and rich man, he will care less what others are saying about him. He has his own busy life.
Jalbani May 27, 2016 02:21pm
Well Done Fardeen!!
Red Dawn May 27, 2016 03:12pm
He was good looking man. I feel sad about it
Sadaf May 27, 2016 03:52pm
Looks are so important in Bollywood because in all honesty they don't offer much else.
Aamer May 27, 2016 05:08pm
That's bad, God made humans beautiful one should maintain his fitness and beauty.
Freeman May 27, 2016 06:51pm
Flesh can't promote a worst actor to even bad actor. Can't watch his movies, no matter he is a fat guy or not
hasan May 27, 2016 07:38pm
You are the man buddy. Who cares!
Logic May 27, 2016 07:59pm
shuts down? such a long post with rants about trollers vividly shows his displeasure and somewhat frustration over it. He was a good looking man though.
Sara May 27, 2016 08:06pm
This in the genes. The Khan genes! don't be ashamed.
Someone May 27, 2016 09:09pm
@iori This is exactly what the post was about
Changez_Khan May 27, 2016 09:33pm
Enjoy your life Fardeen Khan but may be you want to cut down some weight, you are a good actor and come back to filmy life.
Noor Jahan May 27, 2016 09:44pm
That is good attitude Fardeen. Just be happy and do not worry about stupid thing, we all change as we get older, that is life. I wish you happiness for ever.
Sunil May 27, 2016 11:19pm
Fardeen looks more like qawwal after getting obese. His father Feroz Khan was a great actor, producer and director.
fida USA May 28, 2016 02:36am
He should realize that fat on the body could lead to obesity and heart problems in future. He should be careful.
Hassan Kamal May 28, 2016 09:46am
I would love to take care of my body if I get the resource and time that Fardeen Khan supposedly enjoys, I think he has felt his dad's absence and therefore paying less attention to his own well being Fardeen Khan get yourself on a diet plan along with some good exercise; I assure you will feel happier and lighter. I don't know why you didn't sign any movies in the last 5 years. Come back you have a long way to go.
ziaa May 29, 2016 09:08am
he is suffering from depression..
Adeel Saleem May 30, 2016 10:59pm
He does looks like his father a lot in these latest pics