Dulquer Salmaan, the stylish Superstar of Mollywood, is the latest target of religious extremists after he posted a picture on Instagram with Honey, his pet dog. Soon after Dulquer posted the picture, he was slammed by religious extremists, and many of them said that Dulquer is not a real Muslim.
Most of the Islamic extremists argue that a Muslim is not supposed to touch a dog as it is 'Haraam' as per the Holy Quran. Some of these social media users even went a step ahead and asked Dulquer to bath seven times to relieve his sins. These people even allege that acting in cinema is also forbidden as per Quran, and they claimed that neither Mammootty nor Dulquer can be considered as followers of Islam.
As the image posted by Dulquer Salmaan went viral, his fans also joined the party, and they started lashing out at the people who criticized the star for posing with a dog. His fans argued that dogs are the most loyal animals in the world, and there is nothing wrong in posting with this lovable being. They also made it clear that there are no verses in the Quran which says dogs cannot be fed in houses. As per these people, the Quran has asked people just not to touch dogs, because dogs' skin may contain harmful germs.
Even though a heated debate is going on about Dulquer's photo with Honey, the star has not responded anything about this social media war.
This is not the first time that a Muslim celebrity is being attacked for posting photos on social media platforms. Earlier, Malayalam actor Asif Ali also faced the heat when he posted pictures of his wife without her head covered. Drishyam actress Ansiba Hassan was also criticized by social media users when she posted glamorous pictures on her Facebook page.
In the acting front, Dulquer Salmaan is now busy with the works of his new movie 'Oru Yamandan Premakadha' directed by BC Noufal. The film is expected to be a romantic entertainer, and it marks the comeback of Dulquer to Mollywood after the 2017 movie 'Solo'. Another movie of Dulquer Salmaan which is awaiting its release is 'The Zoya Factor' As per reports, the actor is playing the role of a cricket player in this movie.