The three Khans of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan have still not commented on the highly discriminatory Citizen Amendment Bill which has been passed in India. The Act which singles out Muslims and strips them off their citizenship in India has left many baffled.
Amidst the hullabaloo of protests that followed and the chaos that was wrecked after the brutal use of force by India’s law enforcement agencies against students of Jamia Millia Islamia, many Bollywood celebrities have since spoken against CAB and the use of force against students.
While notable Bollywood celebrities such as Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Shabana Azmi, Parineeti Chopra and Siddharth Malhotra among others have condemned CAB, Bollywood’s three Khans are still maintaining their silence.
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Leading Publications are calling them out on their deafening silence.Huffingtonpost writes, “It remains to be seen if Bollywood’s top brass: the Kapoors, the Bachchans, the Khans and Karan Johar will speak out or maintain a safe distance even as millions of Indian citizens hit the streets.”
Twitter users are urging Shah Rukh Khan to speak up on the issues since he is one of the leading actors of Bollywood. “Khan seems to have resorted to silence to escape the expected wicked dissension from the advocates of government” writes Global Village Space.
Shah Rukh Khan has been largely criticized on Indian Twitter as people questioned his silence on Delhi Police’s assault despite him being the Alma Mater of Jamia Milia University.
People are saying that the three khans are fearing backlash from Indian extremist parties. They fear being labeled Pakistan’s empathizers if they vocally condemn the government.
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On the other hand, Farhan Akthar is heading anti-CAB demonstrations.
While several Bollywood actors have spoken against the act.