Sonakshi Sinha: CAA protests are more important than ‘Dabangg 3’s box-office performance
The entire country is reeling under the on-going protest against the NRC (National Register of Citizens) and CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act). The nationwide protest has affected the box-office collection of Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha starrer ‘Dabangg 3‘ that released last Friday. However, Sonakshi has stated that right now for her the protest against CAA is more important than ‘Dabangg 3’ earnings.
With the third instalment of ‘Dabangg’ franchise, Sonakshi Sinha is reprising her role of Rajjo, who is Chulbul Pandey aka Salman Khan‘s wife. Talking about the on-going protests, Sonakshi in an interview with IANS said, “We all know what is going on in the entire country. I think people know that what is more important, but I am honestly happy with the audience response to our film. At this moment, entire country has come together on this matter (CAA protests) and it is more important than a film.”
‘Dabangg 3’ collected around Rs. 24 crores on its day one. Pledging her support to the protest, the actress further added, “I am with the people of this country. I feel the way people are protesting on streets, you can’t snatch that right from them. I am very proud of the people who have come out and voiced their opinion. I am with them.”
Commenting on how some of her colleagues are yet to make any comment of the matter of national importance, Sonakshi feels that those who want to voice their opinion they will, and those who don’t want to, they also have the right to do so.
Apart from Sonakshi, other B-town celebs such as Anurag Kashyap, Richa Chadha, Sayani Gupta have come out in the support of the protestors.