It all started when Rakht actress Payal Rohatgi tweeted a rather controversial tweet calling for the removal of Article 370 and the eviction of Kashmiri Muslims from Kashmir. Article 370 of the Indian constitution gives autonomous status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Gauahar Khan took to Twitter to reply to Payal’s tweet and said, “Hahahahaha so says a person who is living happily in a building that is 90% Muslims ! In An area that has harmony amongst the koli, christian n muslim population who live there! Im proud that atleast the Muslims in ur building tolerate a bigoted person like u (sic)!!”
What followed was an ugly spat that turned uglier by the minute.
Payal Rohatgi then retorted with a scathing tweet that called Gauahar “Muslim aunty”. She wrote:
Gauahar Khan was reportedly in a relationship with Bigg Boss co-contestant, Kushal Tandon, but they parted ways later. The war of words between Payal and Gauahar continued for quite a while, and fans and followers of both actresses chimed in with their views.
To Payal’s “workout in hijab” remark, Gauahar Khan responded by saying that it’s a woman’s choice whether she wants to wear a hijab or not.
The spat only ended after Khan blocked Rohatgi on Twitter. Payal Rohatgi then went on to call Gauahar Khan’s tweets a publicity stunt, after which the war seemed to have finally ended.