Naseeruddin Shah has said it loud and clear that he is with farmers and will always stand with farmers. Ever since the farmers’ protest began in India, lots of Bollywood celebrities have extended their support to it while Kangana Ranaut, Akshay Kumar, and Ajay Devgan take the other side and have been opposing the protest since day one.
The protests are being carried out in opposition to the farm bills passed in the Rajya Sabha, reported the Times of India. The bill sparked quite the furor in India, the intensity of which eventually led celebrities from around the globe to comment on the matter.
The veteran actor, Shah, who has garnered a huge fan following over the years through his big-screen performances. He has also jumped the bandwagon and is the latest to have spoken up about the farmers’ protest in India.
Following this, Naseeruddin Shah shared a video rebuking the silence of at-home celebrities who, despite the magnanimity of the uproar, still chose to stay neutral. He said,
“In the end, you will not hear the words of your enemies but the silence of your friends. To say that it is not a matter of personal concern would not be right at all. If our farmers are sitting on protest in the bitter cold we cannot turn a blind eye to them.”
The actor then addressed the bigwigs of India’s entertainment fraternity.
“The towering personalities of our film industry are extremely silent over all this. They believe that they may lose something if they speak up. When you have earned enough to provide for seven generations, how much will you lose?”