Social media criticises Bollywood's silence on CAA protests across country.
A few who have spoken up on the issue include actor Vicky Kaushal, Parineeti Chopra, Ali Fazal, Ayushmann Khurrana, Taapsee Pannu and Vir Das among others.
The ongoing protests across the country against the Citizenship Amendment Act has stirred up tensions in Assam and New Delhi significantly. There has also been an uproar over the students’ protest at Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University. However, Bollywood celebrities largely remained silent on the issue. A few who have spoken up on the issue include actor Vicky Kaushal, Parineeti Chopra, and Ayushmann Khurrana. The Jamia unrest has taken over social media and many have used it to vent their anger out on the police forces.
However, celebs like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, and others have largely remained silent on the issue. Netizens took to social media to also point out the viral selfie of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bollywood celebs. While some urged actors to speak up and take a stand, many netizens trolled celebrities for supporting the students of Jamia and criticizing the Delhi police for their actions. On Tuesday, the hashtag #ShameonBollywood started trending on social media with many questioning the Bollywood industry.
Comedian and actor Vir Das tweeted, "A large section of the entertainment industry is not going to stand with you, and I'm sorry about that. They're gonna try and make a profitable movie about you someday though." Replying to this, one user commented, "Profits and Profits...Crores of Profits Not a Single, Moral or Ethical person to spare.... #Imaanbechdaala #ShameonBollywood."
Waiting for @deepikapadukone Or Kangna to grab a role of this brave girl in a film and then finally open thier god damn mouth to condemn the act of @DelhiPolice for their movie promotions #ShameonBollywood pic.twitter.com/Z6LM6mt1ir— Being नास्तिक (@Being_nastik) December 17, 2019
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