new Delhi: Popular Punjabi actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh met farmers on the Singhu border in the National Capital Region on Saturday (5 December) and supported them in opposition to farm laws. The actor, who made his Bollywood debut with Ta Udta Punjab, requested the central government to accept the farmers’ demand. He also urged the media fraternity to show how farmers are protesting farmers’ bills in a peaceful manner.
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The actor of The Phillauri said that farmers’ issues should not be exposed to anyone. He addressed the farmers and said that they have made history with their opposition and this work will be narrated to future generations.
“Salute to all the farmers who have created a new history. This history will be narrated to future generations. The issues of farmers should not be diverted by anyone,” the singer was quoted as saying by ANI.
Punjabi singer Singga took to her Instagram story to tell her fans that Diljit Dosanjh has donated Rs 1 crore for the farmers so that they can use it to buy woolen clothes and blankets. According to a Times of India report, the money will be used to buy clothes for elderly farmers who are opposing farm laws amid harsh winters.
Singga shared a post on Insta Story and thanked Diljit for the gesture. He wrote, “Big thanks @diljitdosanjh.”
Diljit Dosanjh trended on Twitter by singer after Kangana Ranaut as an elderly woman who was joined as Shaheen Bagh’s Bilkis Banu to participate in protests. The ‘Panga’ actress responded to Dosanjh’s tweet and called him Karan Johar’s ‘pet’. Their Twitter war caught many eyeballs as the two celebs exchanged a series of tweets on the micro-blogging site.
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According to a report by News18, Diljit got around 4 lakh followers on Twitter after his war with Kangana Ranaut. The singer has more than 4.3 million followers on Twitter. On the professional front, Dosanjh’s film ‘Suraj Paar Mangala Bhari’ recently hit the silver screen.
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Punjabi singer Gippy Grewal expressed displeasure over the lack of support from Bollywood celebs in the case. He tweeted, “Dear Bollywood, every now and then your films have been shot in Punjab and every time you have been welcomed with an open heart. But today when Punjab needs U most, U cannot show and one Spoken the word. #DISAPPOINTED. “Several Punjabi celebs including Himanshi Khurana, Ammi Virk and Sara Gurpal have surfaced on social media in support of farmers.
Talking about Kangana, Ranaut, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee gave notice to the ‘Manikarnika’ actress for an ‘abusive’ tweet on her workers and farmers, who are involved in protests against farm laws.
A petition was also filed in the Bombay High Court against the ‘Queen’ star, seeking to suspend her Twitter account.
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