Feroze Khan is a popular Pakistani actor, model and VJ. He is particularly well recognized for his Pakistani TV drama Khaani internationally, and in India as well.
Kangana Ranaut is a Bollywood star, currently in the news relating to her campaign against nepotism in Bollywood. Taking to her social media handle, the actress announced that her next film Tejas will officially take off this December. Getting fans hyped and excited, she dropped a new still that saw her in her Air force pilot’s uniform, proudly standing beside her jet “Tejas”.
While India and Pakistan are currently embroiled in various political issues, this movie poster apparently triggered Feroze Khan’s memories of a previous incident, when Indian fighter jets intruded Pakistani territory and got shot down.
India had then acknowledged that one of its air force planes was “lost” in skirmishes with Pakistan and that its pilot was “missing in action”, CBC News had reported. The pilot was captured by locals and taken into custody by Pakistani officials.
Then, speaking to Pakistani lawmakers in parliament, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said the pilot, identified as Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, would be released as a peace gesture.
While in Pakistan, a video circulated by Pakistani authorities showed Wing Commander Abhinandan sipping tea. “I hope you like the tea?” a Pakistani officer asks him in the video, to which the Indian Wing Commander replied, “The tea is fantastic, thank you.”
When Feroze Khan saw Kangana Ranaut’s upcoming film’s poster standing next to a fighter jet, he tagged Kangana Ranaut, and tweeted a reply, “new jets ?? I see ! Come over for chai sometime with us @KanganaTeam”
Feroze Khan’s tweet went viral, and triggered comments like, “Tayyare Zameen Par”, “Coffee with Ferozzz”, “Tea is fantastic”. While Feroze’s Indian fans tweeted, “Do not hurt our feelings .. you hav craziest fans across the border and im one of them, spread love”
Feroze Khan engaged and responded to an Indian fan as well.
Another follower tweeted, “Should leave Politics to the Politicians…”, and someone wrote,”Why are you angry dudes. He is just offering a cup of tea to Kangna, So its a peace call….”.
While another follower reiterated, “He has not said anything against india. He has actually invited kangana to come over and have a cup of tea. This is to promote peace.”
Cover Photo: Instagram/ferozekhan