Over the past few days, Bollywood celebrities have been speaking up on the George Floyd incident in the US. The actors like Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor Khan and others have been extending their support to the trending hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter #BlackoutTuesday all over social media. However, many fans across the country have taken it to social media to ask their celebs as to where were they when there was a need for them to speak for such similar situations faced by the citizens of India.
Now one Bollywood celeb has come out and questioned all these celebs and their response to the incident. Kangana Ranaut who is known for speaking her mind and for always creating a frenzy on social media, came out strongly against the celebs. Recently in an interview, Kangana questioned the silence of celebs on the mob lynching incident of sages and on racism. Later, in an interview with BBC, Kangana said that in the industry, celebs stay mum when incidents like Palghar lynching take place in the country, but go all out to support the socio-economic fabric of the US. She said, “I think it has become fancy somehow to be a part of something which is relevant to the West. But Asian celebrities and actors are very impactful in this part of the country. I don’t know why they’re participating in the socio-political reform of America and a few weeks ago when two sages were killed openly in by a bloodthirsty mob and were handed over by cops themselves, there was not a word from anyone, because I think that would probably resonate with the majoritarian sentiment.”
What do you think of Kangana’s statement? Do you think Bollywood celebs need to start taking a stand for matters in India and not just when it’s about other countries? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.