After PM Imran Khan released the captured IAF pilot, Abhinandan Varthaman, as a peace gesture, there have been mixed reactions from both sides. Most of the Indians have appreciated the decision and so have Pakistanis who have been seeking and asking for peace. Amidst all of this, celebrities took to twitter and tweeted out their feelings. One such tweet was by Indian superstar Shahrukh Khan who praised the pilot and welcomed him home.
In response to this tweet, Pakistanis did not miss the chance to troll him, a twitterati came up reminding him the dialogue from his film Main Hoon Na
Main Hoon Na is regarded as one of the most successful Indian films. It was also based on Indo-Pakistan conflict and was set against the background of the political relationship between the two countries. The governments of India and Pakistan are shown as working on "Project Milaap", where both the governments release the POWs from the previous wars. In that film, Shahrukh Khan played Indian army Major Ram Prasad Sharma and was the protagonist.
In this time of aggravated relationships between the two countries and after Pakistan released the captured Indian pilot, the timing of the dialogue fits really well. Shahrukh Khan delivered this dialogue in Main Hoon Na when in the film also Pakistan releases captured Indians. "Aaj barson mai pehli baar Pakistan ne dosti ka haath barhaya hai, aaj hath peechay hatanay ka matlab aglay 70 saal ki dushmani".
When the same situation has happened in real that Pakistan, as a ‘peace gesture’, released the IAF pilot after keeping him only for two days, this dialogue from Shahrukh Khan would have been an absolutely perfect thing. Major Ram Prasad Sharma in real life was much-needed. However, unfortunately nothing like this happened and in his tweet we see him appreciating the bravery of Wing Commander Abhinandan and welcoming him to his homeland.