As every other 90’s kid knows, Bollywood actor Satish Shah is an absolute comedy talent. His name alone is enough to lift your mood. With his dry humor, intelligence, and friendliness, Satish Shah has successfully won the hearts of millions of his fans and TV and film audiences for three decades.
Every movie or TV Show in which he acted, including Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi, Filmi Chakkar, and Sarabhai Vs. Sarabhai is an absolute masterpiece. Moreover, he is also well-known for his roles in renowned films such as Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Saathiya, Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Main Hoon Na, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Hum Saath Saath Hain, and others.
However, the popular Hindi film actor, who has made us laugh with his amazing comic timings, perfect dialogue deliveries, and acting skills, recently revealed that he was subjected to racism in London.
Satish Shah told that when he was at Heathrow Airport in London, he overheard an airport employee making racial statements about him to someone else.
And it all happened just because Satish Shah, an Indian opted to fly first class, and the staff wasn’t ready to believe this fact.
Well, yes, he flew in first class so what? It wasn’t something that needed to be discussed with others and there’s nothing to be surprised about. There are many Indians who can afford first-class flights, and there are many who can’t. But what is so weird about it?
Satish Shah handled the awkward situation with the classic Sarabhai way
Satish responded to the authorities who had made racist remarks in his unique style and later tweeted about the incident. In a tweet, Shah gave a brief description of the incident, saying,
“I replied with a proud smile “because we are Indians” after I overheard the Heathrow staff wonderingly asking his mate” how can they afford 1st class?”
I replied with a proud smile “because we are Indians” after I overheard the Heathrow staff wonderingly asking his mate”how can they afford 1st class?”
— satish shah🇮🇳 (@sats45) January 2, 2023
Netizens are impressed by Satish’s savage answer as soon as they saw his tweet and expressed their opinions in the comment section.
As one user commented and requested an inquiry after tagging Rishi Sunak
@RishiSunak this needs investigation. This is just racism. @JamesCleverly @sats45 Please report this incident and I am 100% sure that guilty will be punished. British people are not like that I live here and they all are lovely. Exceptions are everywhere. https://t.co/FPN4kpAuU8
— Manoj Verma (@manoj_verma25) January 3, 2023
Other people lauded the actor for his befitting reply
Yes absolutely 👍🏼😁 btw we miss you sir on TV none of the serials match the kind of divine n genuine fun we had in all your performance s https://t.co/F4zdRABEsq
— seema pathak 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@seemp9) January 3, 2023
Kya baat hai satish ji…smashing reply👏👏 https://t.co/8VelOsJvEF
— Gurmeet K🇮🇳 (@gurmeet111971) January 3, 2023
Brilliant I wish you had also said that you – the Brits – flew first class on money looted from us Indians. Never again. Jai Hind 🇮🇳. https://t.co/ejXfnVL7uL
— Ramchandra Kulkarni (@RamKulkarn1) January 3, 2023
Slap on their false superiority complex, well done https://t.co/R8SK8emwe8
— Devendra Singh🇳🇵🇮🇳 (@singhdn12) January 3, 2023
It’s not the first time that Indians had faced racism. These types of disgusting incidents happen frequently, and we don’t deserve that. While Heathrow airport took cognizance of the whole matter, it raises questions on the moral integrity of the country that has an Indian-origin prime minister.