Many Bollywood stars oppose Citizenship Amendment Act although beneficiaries from BJP support the controversial law.
Unfortunately, Anupam Kher and Paresh Rawal shocked an d saddened their fans in Pakistan by supporting said law.
Kher and Rawal supports Modi
Actor Paresh Rawal elected to Lok Sabha as a BJP MP from Ahmedabad (East) in 2014. Hence his tweet in favour of CAA not surprising for Indians.
The wife Kirron Kher elected to Lok Sabha as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Chandigarh in 2014. Therefore, veteran Anupam Kher also supports the Act.
But, Indian film stars forget that artists transcend national boundaries. They should remember that their uncalled for support to the RSS follower BJP hurt many Pakistani fans.
Many Bollywood stars oppose
However, many other celebrities have outright denounced the amended citizenship law. They included including Farhan Akhtar, Manoj Bajpayee, Anurag Kashyap, Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadha, Ali Fazal, Shabana Azmi, Kabir Khan, Swara Bhasker , Sushant Singh and Siddharth
Many of these celebrities even attended protests and joined the students in raising voices against CAA.
“To raise your voice against something is democratic right, people are raising their voices and I’m of view that there seems to be a certain amount of discrimination in what is happening”, Farhan said.
Parineeti has to pay price
Parineeti Chopra described the police action against students as “Barbaric.” She faced drop from Haryana’s brand ambassador of ‘Beto Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign.
“If this is what’s gonna happen every-time a citizen expresses their view, forget #CAB, we should pass a bill and not call our country a democracy anymore! Beating up innocent human beings for speaking their mind? BARBARIC,” Parineeti had tweeted.
Sushant participates in Mumbai rally
Sushant Singh, who recently joined an anti Citizenship Amendment Act rally at Kranti Maidan in Mumbai earlier this week, was dropped the next day as host of the popular crime show, “Savdhaan India”.
“I went to August Kranti Maidan to show solidarity with people who are afraid because of this new Act. There is a lot of confusion and there are a lot of questions in people’s mind regarding the Act, and that includes me.
“We are trying to raise our voice so that the government does something about it. It was a peaceful and wonderful protest. All of them were raising their voice for the country.
“I felt so proud of my fellow Mumbaikars, and Mumbai Police also handled the situation really well,” said Sushant.
Meanwhile, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap called the current government fascist.
“This has gone too far.. can’t stay silent any longer. This government is clearly fascist .. and it makes me angry to see voices that can actually make a difference stay quiet,” Kashyap had tweeted.
New generation stars Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha and Ishaan Khatter posted pictures of the Preamble of the Constitution. While Alia said we should “learn from the students”, Sonakshi reminded what India essentially was, is and will always be — a sovereign socialist secular democratic republic.
Hrithik Roshan had expressed sadness over the unrest at various universities all over India while Priyanka Chopra condemned the brutal police action on students.