Actor Satish Shah’s Response To Racist Comment At UK’s Heathrow Airport Wins Internet
The actor Satish Shah’s response to a racist remark he was made to at Heathrow Airport in the UK has gone viral on social media. The “Sarabhai vs. Sarabhai” actor said on Twitter that he overheard Heathrow Airport personnel asking how they (probably Mr. Shah and his family) can afford a first-class aircraft ticket as he was at the airport, getting ready to board his trip. Mr. Shah claimed that he did it in a collected manner.
“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?'” Mr Shah revealed.
The tweet from Mr. Shah received more than 11,000 likes and a number of comments. An apology for the encounter was also sent in a Twitter response from Heathrow Airport. “We’re sorry to hear about this incident, good morning. Please DM us.” Posted in the comments was the airport.
Many online users thanked Mr. Shah for rejecting the racial insult. Some people even pleaded with the UK government to take the required action.
“We needed Ms Sarabhai to be there. She’d have given a savage reply. This was still okay, like typical Mr Sarabhai. Missing those series,” wrote one user. “Next time please add one more line that whatever they are affording today is also because of Indian money, their ancestors looted,” said another. A third user commented, “@HeathrowAirport Please teach your staff how to behave and move beyond this silly & backward mindset of sidelining per Race. The world is very progressive now.. As our respected senior movie industry actor tweeted below, We can afford. We don’t do this to your citizens, do we?” A fourth added, “Irony, isn’t it. The looters ask original rich people how they afford richness.”
The most well-known part for Satish Shah, who has been in a number of Bollywood films, is in the hit TV soap opera comedy “Sarabhai vs. Sarabhai.” Additionally, he had a judge appearance on the TV programme Comedy Circus.
In addition to others, Mr. Shah has appeared in films including “Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!” “Hum Saath Saath Hain,” “Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai,” “Main Hoon Na,” and “Khichdi: The Movie.” He last appeared in the 2014 film “Humshakals.”
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