On Friday, 16 August, R Madhavan shared a long note responding to a troll on Twitter, who had objected to a cross in the background of a picture of the actor and his family.
On Thursday, Madhavan had shared a photo of himself with his father and son, sitting in traditional attire and wearing the janeu as they prepared for puja in his home. “Wish you all a very happy INDEPENDENCE DAY, RAKSHA BANDHAN AND AVANI AVITTAM. Prayers for peace and prosperity for ALL in this world continues,” he wrote along with it.
One of the fans apparently spotted a cross in the background, and shared an extremely zoomed in photo, writing, “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!”
Madhavan responded with a note, in which he wrote, “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.”
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) August 16, 2019
Looks like he has been bitten by secular bug. Moral of the story is these bollwood actors can never embrace Hinduism openly but with conditions. Never rally behind actors for dharmic traditions and causes. Lesson learnt