"I was equally shocked at people trolling a 5-year-old"
Saba Ali Khan lashed out at those who criticised her five-year-old nephew Taimur Ali Khan.
Her comments came after her brother-in-law Kunal Kemmu addressed the trolling of children in an interview.
A video of Taimur yelling at the paparazzi had gone viral.
In the video, members of the paparazzi had been photographing Taimur and his younger brother Jeh when the youngster told them to turn off their cameras.
The five-year-old then shouted at them.
Afterwards, some netizens questioned Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s upbringing of Taimur. Others criticised Taimur for his behaviour.
Saba Ali Khan responded to the haters, expressing her shock that people are trolling a five-year-old.
She was even more shocked when the trolls replied to her, saying that they are fans of Taimur.
In an Instagram Story, Saba said:
“I’ve been meaning to address this and agree with Kunal in his candid interview with Bombay Bubble.
“I was shocked and surprised when people came up to me and said we’re fans of Taimur.
“Or that we follow him. He was a BABY! Hardly a year. Today, he is a young boy.
“As I am protective of all the kids, this is no surprise that I was equally shocked at people trolling a 5-year-old boy.”
Questioning the trolls, Saba went on to say:
“You chase the children and then when they are simply real and honest, the same old cute becomes criticism. How come?
“Children are growing up. They will change, evolve and learn. LET THEM BE. You don’t need to be a fan nor a fanatic critic.
“God bless ALL kids. Yours and ours. Amen.”
In the immediate aftermath of Taimur’s criticism, Kunal Kemmu defended the boy and said:
“A kid is a kid. He can do whatever he wants, or whatever she wants.”
“Now if you are going to come into their face and take a picture, and now somebody has a problem with how the kid is behaving, then it’s that person’s problem.
“Nobody is going to tell the kid that ‘oh why are you doing this’.
“Earlier he couldn’t speak and he was in somebody’s lap and somebody was clicking and he couldn’t do anything. Now if he doesn’t like it he is gonna say it.”