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Dangal: Netizens slam Aamir Khan, other Bollywood stars for staying mum in Wrestlers’ Protest

Wrestlers’ Protest: Netizens have voiced their anger on social media as wrestlers continue to protest. Among other Bollywood stars, Twitterati slammed Aamir Khan for saying mum saying that he profited  off their story with his film, Dangal.

Wrestlers’ protest in Delhi  in Delhi is becoming increasingly heated with each passing day. On Sunday, the police apprehended notable Indian athletes such as Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia, and Vinesh Phogat for marching towards the new parliament building. Other athletes were also held during this incident. Many internet users have been vocal about their opinions on the wrestlers’ demonstration ever since the photos were made public. On the other side, individuals on Twitter have begun criticizing some Bollywood celebrities for their lack of support for Indian sportsmen.

Twitterati criticize Bollywood celebrities for supporting wrestlers in the midst of the protests.

Twitter users are angry that Bollywood celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Aamir Khan, Parineeti Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan, and others have remained silent in the face of the wrestlers’ protest. For those who are unaware, Aamir Khan appeared in the film Dangal, which was inspired by the real-life story of Mahavir Singh Phogat and his four daughters who competed as wrestlers: Geeta Phogat, Babita Phogat, Vinesh Phogat, and Sangeeta Phogat. On the other side, Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra have portrayed Mary Kom and Saina Nehwal, respectively. Priyanka Chopra has also played the role of Saina Nehwal.

Twitter users are under the impression that they need to have spoken their thoughts on the protest made by wrestlers. One person commented, saying, “Can’t watch our wrestlers suffering like this.. Bollywood earns box office earnings by creating movies about them, but when Bollywood genuinely needs support, it’s hard to see any giant coming to their aid. #WrestlerProtest #WrestlersProtestAtJantarMantar”” #WrestlerProtest””

Twitter users criticize famous people in Bollywood.

Another person wrote, “Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra, and Parineeti Chopra have all reportedly auditioned for roles in movies that are based on the lives of Indian sporting stars.” Where are they at this point? Priyanka has also made statements in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Wrestlers from Bollywood have started a protest using the hashtag “#IStandWithMyChampions.”
The silence of Bollywood celebrities towards the Wrestlers’ protest has been criticized by online users.

One netizen slammed Aamir Khan, the maker of the film Dangal, which was a big hit.

The netizen said, “Dear Aamir Khan @AKPPL_Official, you benefited from their narrative with Dangal; isn’t it time to speak up and support the same wrestlers? @SakshiMalik #WrestlerProtest.”

Taushif Patel
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Taushif Patel is a Author and Entrepreneur with 20 years of media industry experience. He is the co-founder of Target Media and publisher of INSPIRING LEADERS Magazine, Director of Times Applaud Pvt. Ltd.

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