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.
@BeingSalmanKhan & #KatrinaKaif Salute the Families Who Experienced the Events of 1947 Partition, Posts a Picture from #Bharat Special Screening ✨🤗🎬— Veblr (@VeblrOfficial) June 13, 2019
Here it is 👉: https://t.co/xuSyIXK4aI pic.twitter.com/ewH3yOD3p8
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.
My father is a child of partition and a retd military general. The stories in bharat are stories of my father's life and others. Thank you for showcasing this subject.— Kavita A Chhibber (@KavitaAChhibber) June 12, 2019
Great job on Bharat. It is very important to show new generation on how families survive with the partition.
— Gaytree Townsend (@GaytreeT) June 14, 2019
Salman Khan helps out an elderly woman. (Varinder Chawla)— Zain (@BeingZainKhan27) June 12, 2019
Golden Hearted Man 💛
Love, Care, Share, Help,Joy, Hope
Love You Till My Last Breath Salman ❤️ pic.twitter.com/gHU4vKUgR8
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.