Vivek Agnihotri on Richa Chadha’s tweet: ‘Bollywoodias’ have cheeks to question our great Army
‘Indian armed forces. We are there because you are,’ said Paresh Rawal
After Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Kay Kay Menon and Ranvir Shorey lamented Richa Chadha on her ‘Galwan says hi’ tweet, now The Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihotri has also criticised the actor for her comment.
In addition to Vivek, actor Paresh Rawal also posted a tweet, praising the Army.
Recently, reacting to Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi's statement that the Army is 'always ready' for any order to take back parts of Kashmir illegally occupied by Pakistan and "would give them a befitting reply", Richa had written "Galwan says hi".
The comment was a reference to the 2020 military clash between India and China in the Galwan Valley border. Richa later deleted the tweet amid political and social media backlash. A complaint had also reportedly been filed against the actor with the Delhi Police.
Bollywoodiyas are the first to stand up against establishment, oppression & authority. They are also the first to kneel down in front of Bollywood’s corrupt establishment. But they have cheeks to question our great army.— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) November 25, 2022
Stating that the “people from Bollywood” are usually the first to “kneel in front of its corrupt establishment,” Vivek said, “Bollywoodiyas are the first to stand up against establishment, oppression & authority. They are also the first to kneel down in front of Bollywood’s corrupt establishment. But they have cheeks to question our great army.”
Indian armed forces.— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) November 25, 2022
आप हैं तो हम हैं ।
Uri: The Surgical Strike actor Paresh Rawal repeated Akshay Kumar’s statement and said, “Indian armed forces. Aap hain toh hum hain.”
Richa also issued a public apology after deleting the tweet, where she wrote, “A whole family is affected when their son is martyred or even injured while saving the nation which is made up of people like us and I personally know how it feels. It is an emotive issue for me.”
Later, the actor also tried to put across her point by sharing a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi where he talked about peaceful conversations between India and Pakistan.