Bollywood’s famous actor Akshay Kumar and actress Katrina Kaif’s new film ‘Sooryavanshi’ was released in cinemas across the country on Saturday (November 5). After its release, farmers’ organizations of Punjab started strongly opposing this film. Angered by Akshay’s past support to the Narendra Modi government at the Center over controversial agricultural laws, farmers have not given the actor’s film ‘Sooryavanshi’ screening in cinemas, even as angry farmers tore up the film’s posters.
According to news agency PTI, activists of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Qadian) were demonstrating under the leadership of Swaran Dhugga, the district unit president of the organization on Saturday. The people of the organization also marched from Shaheed Udham Singh Park in the city to Swarn Cinema in protest against the film ‘Sooryavanshi’. They stopped the cinema owners from showing the film.
Protesting farmers say that they are opposing Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar because he did not support their protest. The protesters say that they will not allow the film to be shown until the agricultural laws are withdrawn.
Earlier this year, Akshay had joined other stalwarts like Sachin Tendulkar, Saina Nehwal, Ajay Devgn and Lata Mangeshkar to support the Modi government, when international celebrities criticized the BJP government’s action against farmers.
Reacting to international outrage over the crackdown against protesting farmers, Akshay had tweeted, “Farmers are an extremely important part of our country. And the efforts being made to solve their problems are evident. Let’s support an amicable solution instead of focusing on someone who creates differences. #IndiaTogether #IndiaAgainstPropaganda.”
Let us tell you that the farmers of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and other places on the border of Delhi have been sitting on a dharna for almost 11 months demanding the repeal of three agricultural laws of the central government.