Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan
Sonam Kapoor and Fawad KhanVarinder Chawla

It is Pakistan's heartthrob Fawad Khan's birthday as the handsome hunk turned 36 today. In sync with many of his fans, Sonam Kapoor wished the actor Happy Birthday on Twitter, but ended up receiving some hate comments on her post.

Sonam, who had worked with Fawad in the movie Khoobsurat, took to Twitter and wished him saying, "A very Happy Birthday Fawad! Hope you receive all the joy & happiness on this special day!"

While most of the fans wished Fawad back and expressed a desire to see him back into Bollywood, there are some who rather criticised Sonam for wishing a "Pakistani".

Some of them even called him a terrorist. A few others slammed the actress and asserted that Sonam does not have anyone from her family at the borders, and so she wished a Pakistani!

The deep-rooted hatred between Indians and Pakistanis is clearly visible in some of the replies that Sonam's wish received. Interestingly, not many celebrities from India wished Fawad on his birthday on social media.

Fawad was already a hit actor in India for his good looks and acting skills, and his appearance in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil had made him even more popular.

However, in the wake of anti-Pakistani feelings in India some time ago, all actors and artists from the neighbouring country had to leave India. It was a burning topic then, and even the film ADHM had to face some backlash for having a Pakistani actor on board.

Recently, Sonam was much trolled and slammed for criticising spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for the latter's comment on homosexuality. "Homosexuality is not a 'tendency' it's something you are born as and is absolutely NORMAL. To tell someone you can change is irresponsible," she had tweeted.

Apparently, Sonam ended up slamming the spiritual leader on the basis of a misconstrued headline of an article. However, before she could realise the mistake, she was vehemently trolled on social media.