Swara Bhasker surprised her followers by announcing her pregnancy on June 6 through her social media accounts. The actress, accompanied by her husband Fawad Ahmed, shared three heartwarming pictures showcasing her baby bump. The couple, who tied the knot earlier this year in February 2023, received warm wishes from fans and fellow celebrities as they embarked on this new chapter of their lives. However, amidst the messages of support, an alarming group of individuals launched an onslaught of Islamophobic comments, leaving many in disbelief. It is truly disheartening that such hateful remarks were made in response to a joyful pregnancy announcement.
Sometimes all your prayers are answered all together! Blessed, grateful, excited (and clueless! ) as we step into a whole new world! 🧿❤️✨🙏🏽 @FahadZirarAhmad #comingsoon #Family #Newarrival #gratitude #OctoberBaby pic.twitter.com/Zfa5atSGRk
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) June 6, 2023
Swara shared delightful photos of herself and her husband against a picturesque sunset backdrop, capturing the essence of their happiness. The caption accompanying the pictures read,
“Sometimes all your prayers are answered all together! Blessed, grateful, excited (and clueless!) as we step into a whole new world.”
Celebrities like Gauahar Khan, Tillotama Shome, and Oscar-winning producer Guneet Monga joined in to extend their best wishes.
Unfortunately, the soon-to-be parents have been subjected to trolling for months, starting from their court wedding. They opted for a secret court marriage in Delhi, officially registering their union under the Special Marriage Act. Reports indicate that the celebration was attended only by close friends, family members, and a few industry friends such as Divya Dutta, Sonam Kapoor, and Sandeep Khosla.
Trolls targeted the couple by making comments about their wedding pictures, particularly focusing on Fawad’s mother’s expression. Additionally, some individuals raised concerns suggesting that Swara should have chosen a partner from her own religion. Similar themes resurfaced following the pregnancy announcement.
Furthermore, trolls resorted to an old tweet in which Swara referred to Fawad as ‘Bhai’ (brother) while wishing him on his birthday.
उसके भाई का कॉन्फिडन्स! pic.twitter.com/1weko54Bbl
— Raviprakash Pawar (@RaviprakashPR) June 6, 2023
Some twisted this innocent gesture to share distasteful comments, insinuating that Islam allows for marriage between family members.
Eksath Mamu aur abbu banne ki khushi
— Arpita Shaivya (@arpispeaks) June 6, 2023
Bacha pehle Abbu bolega ya Mama 😂
— नया भारत – Rising India (@newunitedindia) June 6, 2023
In addition, references were made to horrifying incidents such as the Delhi murders, where a person of Islamic faith attacked his live-in girlfriend and stored her body parts in the refrigerator. Another unrelated case from 2023 involved a man who killed his girlfriend and concealed her remains in a suitcase. It is deeply troubling that such gruesome crimes were brought into a discussion that should focus on the joyous news of a couple’s pregnancy.
Prayers were answered bit too early six months before marriage … that is the kasha. Now if bhaiya will have the legitimate doubt about the parenthood, can't blame him.. neither if he gets a new 500 Ltr fridge or a big suit case
— Sure4Sure (@natturaja) June 6, 2023
I personally like you, so I would suggest you name of your upcoming baby.
1. Boy : Aurangzeb
2. Girl : Nur Jahan
— Rajesh (@eviaan_rajesh) June 6, 2023
Omggggggg what?! So surprised. Would never have guessed from your bulging belly in your wedding pics you were pregnant……🙄
What will you name your baby
Akbar or Aurangzeb if it's boy
Mumtaz or Nur Jahan if it's a girl
— 🦋Anjna🦋🇮🇳 (@SaffronQueen_) June 6, 2023
Next in line…. “Mera Abdul”…
— Kiran Karukonda (@kirandayal) June 6, 2023
भाई से पत्नी तक का सफर तय करके भाई के बच्चे को जन्म देने पर अग्रिम शुभकामनाएं
Best wishes in advance on giving birth to brother's child after traveling from brother to wife…
— Sυɳιƚα Bαιɾɯα (@ISunitaBairwa) June 6, 2023
Dono bhai aur behn ko CONGRATULATIONS 🐷
— James Bond 🕉 (@Jamesbond_10099) June 6, 2023
Social media platforms have unfortunately become breeding grounds for hate under the guise of free speech and expression. It is widely believed that trolls, including automated troll accounts, are responsible for leaving offensive comments on posts by celebrities. However, connecting murderers to an innocent couple’s joyful announcement is truly repugnant. This incident serves as a stark reminder that a reality check is needed for Desi Twitter, as it represents a new low for the micro-blogging app.
Similar to cases where religion took precedence over the actual crimes committed, trolls attacking Swara Bhasker have crossed all boundaries. Instead of celebrating the impending arrival of their child and offering support, people have chosen to focus on irrelevant matters that are simply not their concern. Trolls have bombarded the actress with questions about the child’s name and religious upbringing. It is crucial to remember that many individuals grow up with diverse beliefs within their households, whether it relates to caste or religion. Celebrity couples often face unnecessary scrutiny on social media, even during moments of joy, leaving them with more hate than support.