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The Cult Of Taimur Ali Khan: Bollywood's Most Unprecedented Fanbase

He's 11 months old, can't walk, and hasn't said his first words yet...but Kareena and Saif's son already has fan clubs that rival the most hardcore of them.

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But even with ~eugenics~ in mind, Taimur Ali Khan's journey has been unprecedented. The lil' dude became India's biggest news story literally the day after he was born, just because of his first name.

TL;DR – a bunch of jerks evidently couldn't stop themselves from trolling him because Taimur is also the name of some Mughal conqueror who lived a bazillion years ago.


And these aren't just random inactive accounts, mind you. These are highly detailed journals of Taimur's life (as chronicled by strangers who've never even seen him IRL), with follower counts ranging from a few hundred to a few lakh.

While it's hard to say just what it is (I mean, all babies are supposedly cute, right?), there's something about Taimur that makes everyone collectively go "squeeee" unlike any other.

Don't believe me? Find me one photo of his where the comments aren't overwhelmingly some form of babbling baby talk.


Another huge no-no? Accusing his mom of stealing another star kid's birthday theme – like in July, when some stories claimed that Kareena was planning a kids party copied from one that Mira Rajput threw for her daughter.

Taimur and Kareena fans piled on from all corners in the comments, accusing Rajput of everything from planting the story to being a bad mom. (Probably didn't help that her husband is Kareena's ex.)