Mumbai: Many Bollywood celebrities have reacted to the American singer Rihanna’s post on social networking sites, showing that they support the protest against Indian farmers.
Punjabi singer and actor Diljit Dosanjh has lauded Rihanna and shared a picture of her with her song Run This Town in the background.
Diljit also posted a Punjabi proverb on Twitter and wrote: “Jaat Di Kohr Kirli, Shateeriyan Nu Jaffe… (your status in life is rather insignificant but you know how to talk big).”
Meanwhile, actress Shibani Dandekar also expressed her support to the international singer’s tweet and appreciated her.
On the other hand, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut responded by calling the protesting farmers “terrorists” and Rihanna a “fool”.
It is to be mentioned here that Rihanna, who has more than 100 million followers on Twitter, wrote “why aren’t we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest”, with a link to a news story about a government crackdown that included an internet blackout.
Her comments have been reposted more than 230,000 times and liked by more than 500,000 users.
She was not alone — Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, one of the world’s most prominent environmental campaigners, also tweeted a story about the internet blackout, saying: “We stand in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India.”