This might be the worst nightmare for publicists, but a growing number of Bollywood actors are going against the norm to speak out about what’s happening in the country. While the Kapoors, the Bachchans, and the Khans decided to play it safe by keeping mum, it is the younger generation of Bollywood that has taken matters into their own hands. Let’s look at some of the top brass of actors who have broken the silence.
Albeit non-committal, Rajkumar Rao addressed violence as the common enemy in the scenario, bashing parties on both sides for unnecessary acts of violence.
Joining her younger counterparts all over the country, Alia shared a photo of the preamble of the constitution, coupled with the words ‘learn from the students.’
Sonakshi followed suit and tweeted a picture of the constitution. She insisted on the importance of sticking to the values imbibed by the constitution.
Huma Qureshi was one of the few actors to take a firm stand on Twitter, instead of beating around the bush. Here’s what she had to say about Police Brutality.
A video of Jim Sarbh speaking passionately about the protests has been doing the rounds on social media. He has been incredibly vocal about the cause on Twitter as well.
Another young blood of Bollywood to speak up, Siddharth Malhotra, expressed solidarity for the students protesting on the streets.
After riding the patriotic wave with Uri, Vicky Kaushal was quick to support the right for peaceful protests. He urged on the importance of keeping faith in democracy.
In a rare instance of the industry coming together for a cause, these and many more actors used their podium of fame to make a difference. While many more continue to keep silent, we choose to focus on the new wave of Bollywood. Young actors are no more afraid to voice their opinion, giving the entertainment industry a chance to bring about real change.
While it is easy to criticize, let us try to understand these why big stars are silent on the issue in our next post.