Fans of Atlee Kumar lashed out at trolls for making obnoxious remarks about the Tamil filmmaker’s skin colour. It all started when a picture of Atlee, who directed Tamil blockbuster Mersal staring 'Thalapathy' Vijay', and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan who were spotted enjoying an Indian Premier League cricket match last night in Chennai. The image sent Twitter users into a tizzy about the possibility of collaboration between the two.
Kolkata Knight Riders’ co-owner Shah Rukh Khan and Atlee were photographed together during the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings at MA Chidambaram International Cricket Stadium. However, trolls as usual played the spoilsport by raking up Atlee’s skin colour. In turn, they drew the ire of Atlee’s fans.
Atlee’s fans jumped to his rescue and slammed the trolls for their racist remarks. "Y'all are making fun of Atlee's skin colour. Well, at least he got to sit beside SRK by his own hard work. What have you achieved other than sitting at your home commenting about his skin colour?" one Twitter user wrote.
Y’all making fun of Atlee’s skin colour well at least he got to sit beside SRK by his own hardwork. What have you achieved other than sitting at your home commenting about his skin colour? #Atlee #CSKvKKR— Yaaro (@lostsoulheree) April 9, 2019
Check out other fan reactions to online trolling and mud slinging.
#atlee He In A Position To Sit Along With #ShahrukhKhan..so many people troll about his colour. Ur troll becomes to sit along with #Sharukhkhan jiii..this meeting becomes a big blockbuster pic.twitter.com/C0QAMQbUmL— Kumaravel (@kumarav30427559) April 10, 2019
Myself being mostly dark, I feel bad for the trolls that #Atlee has to go through when he makes public appearances. #Priya should be proud that her hubby has reached a height that to sit besides #SRK is no less feat. pic.twitter.com/aDsAIm8OJ2— Pravs (@filmsnut) April 9, 2019
Though the match was in favour of the defending champions Chennai Super Kings but more than the victory, the K-town is excited about the meeting of Shah Rukh Khan and Atlee. There were speculations that Atlee is trying to rope in SRK for a cameo in his upcoming film with actor Vijay or that the duo were collaborating on a Hindi remake of Tamil blockbuster Mersal.
Neither of the reports are confirmed as of now but with Atlee recently following SRK on Twitter the suspicion has increased.
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