Netizens Hail Bollywood Star Salman Khan for Hosting Indian Partition Families

© AP Photo / Rajanish KakadeBollywood actor Salman Khan poses for photographs at Priyanka Chopra and musician Nick Jonas wedding reception in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Dec 20, 2018
Bollywood actor Salman Khan poses for photographs at Priyanka Chopra and musician Nick Jonas wedding reception in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 - Sputnik International
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The superstar, along with co-actress Katrina Kaif, is enjoying the success of the recent Indo-Pak partition film “Bharat”. The two met with survivors of the 1947 partition and their families

New Delhi (Sputnik): Actor Salman Khan, whose Indian partition-oriented film "Bharat" is currently drawing hordes of crowds to cinema halls, has evoked accolades on social media for felicitating the affected families of the riot-stricken dreadful partition of 1947.

The superstar on Wednesday hosted a felicitation ceremony along with a special screening of his film "Bharat" for the survivors of that inexplicable mayhem. A separate country, "Pakistan", was created out of India based on religious lines, separating Hindu and Muslim families on either side of the divide in 1947. The division led to riots between members of the two communities.

Salman's event, held in collaboration with the 1947 Partition Archive organisation, to felicitate those families was hailed by the Twitterati.

Salman posted a photograph on Twitter along with a couple of elderly survivors and their children, captioning it with "Honoured to meet all of them!"

His gesture overwhelmed netizens, who praised the superstar for his caring gesture.

​Great job on Bharat. It is very important to show new generation on how families survive with the partition.

The film, directed by renowned Bollywood director Ali Abbas Zafar, has received great reviews and is doing exceedingly well at the Indian box office.

The 1947 Indian partition is believed to have displaced around 12 million people on religious lines between the two newly formed countries.

 

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