Actress Sonakshi Sinha on Wednesday extended support to the ongoing farmers’ protest. Sonakshi posted a poem on Instagram, which she has recited and dedicated to the hands that feed us.
The Hindi poem is titled “Kyun” (Why)
“Nazarein milake khud se poochho- kyun? A tribute to the hands that feed us… a beautiful poem written by @varadbhatnagar. Shot and conceptualized by @gursanjam.s.puri and narrated by me. #farmersprotest,” the actress wrote on Instagram.
The Hindi poem “Kyun” tries to explore the reasons behind why farmers have left the fields and taken to the streets, and why the protesters are being tagged as rioters. This comes a few days after the actress shared a note on her Instagram story that speaks about journalists being harassed, internet being banned and the protesters being vilified.
Actor Sonakshi Sinha, Akshay Kumar’s co-star of many films, is among the celebrities to support of pop icon Rihanna and climate activist Greta Thunberg’s tweets on the on-going farmers’ protest in India.
The actress, in her Instagram stories, shared quotes from Instagram page – storysellers comics, which said the voices raised by the international personalities are “about the violation of human rights, suppression of free internet and expression, state propaganda, hate speech, and abuse of power.”
One of the stories on Sinha’s Instagram also dismissed the argument that it was India’s internal matter, saying, “these are not alien species but fellow humans who are speaking up for the rights of other humans.”
A section of Bollywood celebrities on Thursday criticised big stars such as Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn for their similarly worded tweets in response to pop star Rihanna’s post drawing attention to the farmers’ agitation in India.
Actor Taapsee Pannu, filmmaker Onir, actor Arjun Mathur and others criticised the show of solidarity by the big stars towards the government. Rihanna, the fourth most followed celebrity on Twitter with over 100 million followers, on Tuesday took to the microblogging site and shared a CNN news article headlined, “India cuts internet around New Delhi as protesting farmers clash with police.”
“Why aren’t we talking about this? #FarmersProtest,” Rihanna wrote on Tuesday.
Source: Free Press Journal