“Thelma & Louise” famed star Susan Sarandon is yet another celebrity after Rihanna, Amanda Cerni, singers Jay Sean, Dr Zeus and former porn actor Mia Khalifa to get cracking and take up the issue of farmers protest. The veteran actor posted a tweet supporting the ongoing farmers protest in India and wrote, “Standing in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India. Read about who they are and why they’re protesting below,” Sarandon wrote adding a link to the New York Times report titled, “Why Are Farmers Protesting in India?”
After American pop singer Rihanna took up the cudgels for farmers rights, her alleged tweet supporting the movement created a domino effect. Later on, eminent personalities from film stars to politicians to activists voiced their support for the same. Started by climate activities Greta Thunberg who landed up in trouble over her controversial tweet. Even Kamala Harris niece Meena Harris expressed support for farmers movement, “It’s no coincidence that the world’s oldest democracy was attacked not even a month ago, and as we speak, the most populous democracy is under assault. This is related. We ALL should be outraged by India’s internet shutdowns and paramilitary violence against farmer protesters,” she wrote.
There exists a ‘Great Divide’ in Bollywood fraternity over the issue. Celebs such as Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Karan Johar, and Suneil Shetty urged not to fall for false propaganda and instead take comprehensive views of the things. However starts like Priyanka Chopra , Diljit Dosanjh , Swara Bhaskar mustered support for the movement.