Actress Janhvi Kapoor, Producer Boney Kapoor, and Late Actress Sridevi’s daughter remained on the receiving end of the protesting farmers’ anger as her ongoing shoot was abruptly stopped.
The shooting is taking place in Punjab, one of the key states in the protests, for the actress movie “Good Luck Jerry”. A hullaballoo was created after a group of farmers mobbed the location and demanded Janhvi to release a public statement in support of the protesting farmers.
The mob left the shooting area post being ensured of the support by the crew members.
In response to the same, the actress made a statement on her Instagram stories siding with the farmers as told by them. She wrote, “Farmers are at the heart of our country. I recognize and value the role that they play in feeding our nation. I hope a resolution is reached soon that benefits the farmers.”
Balwinder Singh, a local police officer said that the farmers were dismayed that none of the celebrities from the industry spoke in favor of the farmers. They cleared the area only after they were told that the actress will issue a statement supporting them.
“They had told the crew and the director that Bollywood actors have neither said anything in support of farmers’ protest nor made any comment. When the film director assured them that Janhvi Kapoor would make a comment on the protest, they went back. The shoot is going on,” he was quoted saying.
Social media contains visual sights of the protesters raising slogans in the shooting area with the police present on spot.
“Good Luck Jerry” is being directed by producer and director Aanand L Rai who is famous for his movies “Tanu Weds Manu”, its sequel, “Raanjhanaa” and “Zero” among others. The film is getting directed by Sidharth Sengupta.
The movie stars Janhvi Kapoor while also featuring Meeta Vashishth, Neeraj Sood, Deepak Dobriyal, and Sushant Singh.
Meanwhile, despite the 8 rounds of talks between the Centre and the farmers, the discussion kept running into a deadlock. The government refused to give up the laws allegedly meant for the welfare of the farmers even though the agriculturists completely condemn it. However, the Centre made offers of amending the laws, instead of repealing them- a proposal dismissed by the farmers.
Dozens of Punjabi actors and celebrities have been coming out openly supporting the protesting farmers, including Diljit Dosanjh. Latest to join the team was singer and songwriter Babbu Mann who burnt copies of the farm laws to show his support to the farmers at the Singhu border.