Fans and followers across digital networking platforms are questioning, when will those worshipped Bollywood geniuses like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Ranveer Singh — who play indestructible saints with on the big screen — grow a spine and shout out on issues that are tearing the social texture of India?
As anti-CAA protests and violent protests rock Delhi claiming 27 lives and injuring many more, influential matinee idols maintain a stoic silence. But the ones who have spoken out for years continue to make their opinions known on their social media accounts.
At the point when a Middle East based newspaper approached Akshay Kumar on the film shoot of ‘Laxxmmi Bomb’ in Dubai a month ago, he would not be brought into a discussion about India’s dubious political scene however censured the savagery and obliteration of property wholeheartedly. He made a request to every one of his fans that savagery is never the response to any issue. Many believe he merely maintained a diplomatic silence as he had been a vocal supporter of the current government.
However, Akshay Kumar’s wife, Twinkle Khanna came out more boldly and brave by calling out the Hindu extremist government of India, holding it responsible for the anti-Muslim pogrom.
Twinkle Khan during a public event in Mumbai city of India stated that it was the sole responsibility of the government to look after for the safety of its citizens. She condemned Hindu extremists for violating the Muslim residents in Delhi.
Celebrities including Sonam Kapoor, Richa Chadha, lyricist Javed Akhtar and iconic film director Anurag Kashyap boldly condemned the barbaric bloodshed on the streets of Delhi while exposing police brutality. They all took to the street protests as well as spoke on social media to condemn the dubious Citizenship Amendment Act, that is seen to be biased towards Muslims. Here are a portion of the Bollywood stars who took to their Twitter handles to denounce the savagery in Delhi.
Swara Bhasker: “This is an urgent appeal! #AamAadmiParty #AamAadmiParty DO MORE than tweet!!!!”
Javed Akhtar: “The level of violence is being increased in Delhi. All the Kapil Mishras are being unleashed. An atmosphere is being created to convince an average Delhiite that it is all because of the anti CAA protest and in a few days the Delhi Police will go for “ the final solution.”
Gauahuar Khan: “Where is this hate coming from ??? a scull cap, a bearded man, either bleeding or being branded a terrorist, but I ask, who r then these ppl with the sticks???? No beard, No scull cap yet attackers, terrorising a non threatening man, making him bleed!,”
Richa Chadha: “You got blood on your hands…you know who you are. As a true Hindu, I believe in karma. And it won’t wait till your next birth, it will manifest soon…as disease, penury, pain…you’d have earned this, like you’re earning extra money right now, celebrating the murder of others.”
Sonam K Ahuja: “Horrendous. Praying very hard,” as she posted a picture of a mob violence that claimed 70 lives, including 20 babies, when a bus was torched near Delhi.