Mumbai: Superstar Gippy Grewal on Saturday criticised Bollywood for not standing up for Punjab at a time when the state needs their support for the ongoing farmers' protest.
Thousands of farmers from Haryana, Punjab, and other states held demonstrations for the tenth consecutive day at Delhi's border points, protesting against the new farm laws.
Dear Bollywood,— Gippy Grewal (@GippyGrewal) December 5, 2020
Every now and then your movies have been shot in Punjab & everytime you have been welcomed with open heart. But today when Punjab needs u the most, u didn't show up and speak a word. #DISAPPOINTED #8_??????_????_????#TakeBackFarmLaws#FarmersAreLifeline
Gippy Grewal, took to Twitter and wrote that for years Punjab has welcomed Bollywood with open arms but its silence over the issue was painful.
"Dear Bollywood, every now and then your movies have been shot in Punjab and every time you have been welcomed with open heart. But today when Punjab needs you the most, you didn't show up and speak a word. Disappointed," singer tweeted.
Several Bollywood stars, including Swara Bhasker, Richa Chadha, Sonu Sood, Hansal Mehta, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Divya Dutta and Neha Sharma, have come out in support of farmers.
Meanwhile, farmers on Friday announced ‘Bharat Bandh’ on December 8, hardening their position ahead of the fifth round of talks with the government.