Stars of the film industry expressed solidarity with the students of the Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) after the shocking violence witnessed on Sunday. Several actors and filmmakers protested by coming together to protest at Carter Road, Bandra in Mumbai late on Monday.
Taapsee Pannu, Dia Mirza, Richa Chadha, Ali Fazal, Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti, Vishal Bhardwaj, Anurag Kashyap, Anubhav Sinha, Satyajeet Dubey, Swara Bhasker, Hansal Mehta, Kim Sharma, Mustaq Sheikh, Saurabh Shukla, Onir, Neeraj Ghaywan were among those present at the venue.
Some of them also held banners and waved the Indian flag. Vishal Bhardwaj even recited a poem during the protest.
Sharing a snap, Dia Mirza wrote that they were all with the students of India. The actor also thanked the Mumbai Police.
Richa Chadha tweeted that the Tricolour is the ‘star’ and added that no one shall steal its ‘thunder.’
Another protest was held at the Gateway of India, and Richa was also present there. Sharing a video from the Taj Hotel, she cheered for hope and peace and condemned ‘hating or hitting’.
Tricolour is the star.— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) January 6, 2020
No one shall steal your thunder 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/UpJDGcP0J2
Against the backdrop of our veteran Taj Hotel, which survived 26/11 with ❤️... I bid good night to our lovely compatriots ! Here’s to hope. Peace is good for the economy. Don’t hate or hit even those you disagree with...cuz we’re in this together and we belong to each other 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/CNFpnVhq6v— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) January 6, 2020
Several other Bollywood stars had condemned the violence in which 50-odd masked goons, arms with lathis and more, ransacked the hostel and campus, while injuring students and the staff.