The ongoing farmers’ protest against the central government’s three new farm laws has become a topic of debate not only in India but also on international levels. While many popular celebrities from the film industry have refrained from speaking on this issue, currently Bollywood superstar Salman Khan finally broke his silence on these issues at the launch of a music show in Mumbai.
While Salman attending the show, when the Bharat actor was asked a question about what is your opinion about farmers’ protest? he responded by saying, “The right thing should be done. The most correct thing should be done. The noblest thing should be done.” Meanwhile, the other two Khans, Shah Rukh and Aamir, haven’t spoken about this matter yet. Earlier this week, the farmers’ protest gained international attention after American pop star Rihanna and teenage activist Greta Thunberg tweeted their support. Later, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) issued a statement on foreign individuals commenting on the situation, and said that it is “unfortunate to see vested interest groups trying to enforce their agenda on these protests, and derail them.” Soon, many Bollywood celebrities like Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Karan Johar, Lata Mangeshkar, Suniel Shetty, and others took to social media to urge the country to ‘stand united’ as the farmers’ protests drew global attention, along with the hashtags ‘India together’ and ‘India Against Propaganda.’ On the other hand, celebrities like Taapsee Pannu, Swara Bhasker, Sayani Gupta, and others called out their industry colleagues for sharing MEA’s rebuttal to Rihanna.