The BJP fulfilled its long standing desire to revoke Jammu & Kashmir’s special status by scrapping article 370, here are some reactions from Bollywood on this. Actor Gurmeet Choudhary is the son of an army man and has spent his childhood in Kashmir. He is happy now that he will be able to buy property in Kashmir. The actor took to Twitter and wrote, “Ever since I spent my childhood in the army camps in #Kashmir I always thought I belonged there. Now with the repealing of #article370 my dream of buying a house and doing business in #kashmir will soon turn into a reality. Kudos on the landmark judgement. Thrilled Jai hind.”
Dia Mirza posted on Twitter, “My thoughts are with #Kashmir. Praying for peace #KashmirNeedsAttention”. Zaira Wasim, who recently made headlines for quitting Bollywood, tweeted, “This too shall pass! #Kashmir.” Ekta Kapoor who is known to be a Pro-Modi government celebrity has welcomed the decision.
— Ekta Kapoor (@ektaravikapoor) August 5, 2019
Anupam Kher has always been vocal about issues in Kashmir. The actor took to social media and said he woke up to the best news of his life about Kashmir.
I HAVE WOKEN UP IN NY TO THE BEST NEWS OF MY LIFE ABOUT KASHMIR. AND ON THE DAY MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY #LessonsLifeTaughtMeUnknowingly RELEASES! WHAT BETTER GIFT LIFE STORY OF A KASHMIRI BOY COULD GET. THANK YOU GOD, #GovtOfIndia, PM @narendramodi, @AmitShah. CONGRATULATIONS INDIA.🇮🇳🇮🇳
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) August 5, 2019
Ace photographer Atul Kasbekar also took to Twitter and wrote, “Time to unconditionally back the govt on this decision. A huge call has been taken n it needs everyone’s support now. I hope we also extend much love n every kind of support to the people of Kashmir so that they feel more n more connected over time. One India. Jai Hind.”
Actor Ranvir Shorey also tweeted, “Welcome move on #Kashmir by the govt. It will go a long way in resolving the issues in the state and bring peace and prosperity to its people. Haters can go on hating. Hope the rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits will begin soon too.”
Vikrant Massey tweeted, “Never did I think I’d say this. But, THANK YOU! @BJP4India @AmitShah & @narendramodi It had to go! #Article370 Those warning of “dangerous consequences” SHAME ON YOU! #OneNationOneLaw.”
Actor-politician Paresh Rawal who belongs to the BJP party said India has finally got true independence. He wrote on Twitter, “Today is the true and complete independence of our motherland. Today in the true sense of the word INDIA becomes ONE !!! Jai Hind.”
Richa Chadha wants peace. She wrote, “Whatever happens in politics, let there be no bloodshed, let sense prevail. We’re one, all Indians. We are a peaceful people. We believe in compassion, not coercion. Be kind peeps! Jai Hind”
Whatever happens in politics, let there be no bloodshed, let sense prevail. We’re one, all Indians. We are a peaceful people. We believe in compassion, not coercion. Be kind peeps! ❤️Jai Hind. https://t.co/ObtXWghTqZ
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) August 5, 2019
Vivek Oberoi who recently played Narendra Modi in film said it was the biggest homage for the martyrs. He tweeted, “This is the greatest homage to all those braves martyred for the dream of a United India.”
Director Onir wrote, “#KashmirIntegrated through the state, Now it is for each of us to reach out to the locals and make them feel welcome as a part of us, safe and respected . It will be a long journey… but we must each take that step towards peace and unity and inclusion.”
Sanjay Suri who lost his parents during the insurgency in Kashmir took to social media and wrote, “Stay safe one and all in #JammuKashmir.” For more updates from Bollywood stay tuned to CineBlitz.