Hindu extremists target bollywood Muslim Actor Saif Ali Khan’s son Taimur
Mumbai: Hindu extremists target bollywood Muslim Actor Saif Ali Khan’s son Taimur.Indian actor Saif Ali Khan’s toddler son Taimur was the focus of a recent twitter trend in India after his father faced criticism for defending his son’s name in a celebrity talk show.
While responding to a question surrounding debate over his son Taimur’s name, Saif said that it was a beautiful name.
He added that he was aware that Taimur was a name of a ‘Turkish ruler’ who was a ‘little violent’ but a conquering general had to be ‘little violent’.
“I have known a couple of people called Taimur and there was no drama involved in their names. It is just a nice name, it means iron and it’s a strong beautiful sounding name. I am aware there is a Turkish ruler who was possibly a little violent but if you have to be a conquering general you have to be a little violent,” he said.
His comments sparked debate on twitter with people bashing Saif for defending the era of Amir Timur.
Ever since Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor named their son Taimur, they have been defending the name. Its resemblance with Turkish-Mongol Emperor Timur made it a topic of huge debate and discussion in India.