Recently international pop singer Rihanna trained the spotlight on the ongoing farmers’ protest in India, wondering why wasn’t it being talked about. Soon after this, The Ministry of External Affairs issued a statement for foreign individuals commenting on the situation, which drew a response from Bollywood celebrities too, including Suniel Shetty who tweeted, “We must always take a comprehensive view of things, as there is nothing more dangerous than half-truth #IndiaTogether #IndiaAgainstPropaganda”.
But soon the actor was being trolled on social media on the basis of his opinion. To clear the air, the actor exclusively told ETimes, “I am supporting the farmers. I’m supporting the government and supporting India. My statement was very very clear to all the celebrities from outside of India defaming us, and giving the wrong picture about what’s happening in our country.”
He further added, “I’m a farmer myself, my forefathers were farmers. And we should always respect that. The farmers are our backbone. And that is the most important thing, my statement is very, very clear. That doesn’t work. And this is to all the celebrities who are trying to comment on our country without really knowing too much about what’s going on”.