Gippy Grewal is disappointed with Bollywood for not standing up for farmers; Taapsee Pannu disagrees
The farmers’ protest has created a flutter, not only in India but also abroad. Social media is flooded with videos of the protests. Amidst the novel Coronavirus pandemic, since November 26, farmers especially from Punjab and Haryana are protesting against the recently passed Farm Bills. Many celebs from the Entertainment industry have also stood by the farmers. Diljit Dosanjh, Sonu Sood, and Prince Narula among others have supported the farmers. Actor Gippy Grewal took to his Twitter handle to slam Bollywood as he is disappointed that the industry ‘didn’t show up and speak a word’.
Taapsee Pannu raised objection against Gippy’s tweet and asked him not to ‘pull all under the same umbrella’.
Gippy tweeted, “Dear Bollywood, Every now and then your movies have been shot in Punjab & everytime you have been welcomed with open heart. But today when Punjab needs u the most, u didn’t show up and speak a word. #DISAPPOINTED #8_दिसंबरभारतबन्द #TakeBackFarmLaws #FarmersAreLifeline”.
Taapsee replied back, “Sir, just because the ones u expected to speak up did not please don’t put us all under the same umbrella. Not that the handful of us need validation regarding standing up but it really pulls down our efforts when disregarded.”
Check their tweets here.
Every now and then your movies have been shot in Punjab & everytime you have been welcomed with open heart. But today when Punjab needs u the most, u didn’t show up and speak a word. #DISAPPOINTED #8_दिसंबर_भारत_बन्द#TakeBackFarmLaws#FarmersAreLifeline
— Gippy Grewal (@GippyGrewal) December 5, 2020
For the unversed, the farmers are protesting against 2 Farm Bills that was recently passed by the Rajya Sabha- Bills are-(1) the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and (2) the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020. After both the bills were cleared in the lower house – the Lok Sabha, they were introduced in the Rajya Sabha and there was huge chaos and then they were passed by a voice note.