Salman Khan responds to question on farmers' protests
Salman Khan spoke delicately on Thursday when faced with a question about the farmers' protests, a day after many of his colleagues led a government-backed pushback against international criticism of authorities in India trying to snuff out the two-month-long movement.
"The right thing should be done. The most correct thing should be done. The most noble thing should be done," Salman Khan said briefly, responding to a question at the launch of a music show in Mumbai.
Earlier, the Ministry of External Affairs had issued a statement over the ongoing protests with the hashtags namely #IndiaTogether and #IndiaAgainstPropaganda. Many celebs like Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar, Ajay Devgn, and others used this to express their opinions on social media.
Meanwhile, since late November, thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at Delhi's borders demanding that the three new farm laws, which they say will leave them at the mercy of corporates, be repealed.
The government's efforts to choke the farmers' protest - with internet shutdowns, barbed wire, road spikes, concrete walls and a media blockade - have drawn international condemnation following a tweet from US-based pop star Rihanna this week.
This is the first time Salman has spoken on the subject. The actor has mostly been busy shooting for his upcoming project, Antim. The film sees him play a Sikh cop. He is paired opposite Aayush Sharma, the latter playing a negative role in the film.