The violence in Delhi over the controversial CAA-NRC bill not only scarred the victims physically and emotionally but also shook the mental peace of those who care for humanity and Bollywood diva Sonam Kapoor Ahuja is no different. While the “horrendous” Delhi unrest left Bollywood celebrities speechless, Sonam asserts to be doing her bid in raising awareness through a flood of subtle tweets. Also Read - After Rajasthan, Locusts Enter Maharashtra, Delhi - Why is This a Worrying Situation?
Earlier, The Zoya Factor star had retweeted Hansal Mehta’s post that carried Amul‘s latest caricature featuring its iconic cartoon, dressed in a school uniform, sitting sadly in a smokey backdrop. The caption next to the sad figure read, “Dilli aisa kissi ne mera toda…(My heart/Delhi was broken by someone)” (sic). Hansal had captioned the post, “#Amul. Tagging only @ArvindKejriwal because his U-turn has left me heartbroken. (sic)” While Sonam merely retweeted the post, her flood of tweets later voiced her concern over the burning capital. Also Read - Lockdown 4.0: Undertaking Domestic Travel to/From Delhi? Here Are The SOPs You Need to Follow
One tweet by Sonam suggested, “Silence is not always golden, it can a sign of moral ambiguity , cowardice and thus destructive (sic).” Retweeting a post by a news agency that requested support of the readers over its “report on the horrific events in Delhi”, Sonam asserted, “I’m contributing are you? We need unbiased and honest media. This is an urgent need. Please please contribute (sic).”
Sonam’s latest tweet carried a piece of advice for fans. She requested, “Be on the right side of history. This is an appeal. You will forever regret it otherwise.”
On Sunday evening, rumours of fresh violence started spreading in the West Delhi region. While senior AAP leader, Sanjay Singh, informed that he had already spoken to acting Delhi Police chief S N Shrivastava on the matter and urged everyone not to believe in such rumours of fresh violence, total chaos filled several areas resulting in a stampede. In the wake of the rumours, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said it had shut down the entry and exit gates of seven metro stations but did not give any reason. However, the stations were later reopened for public use.
Meanwhile, Sonam is often seen exercising her leftist stand and raising her voice in favour of the minorities. As the insecurity of Muslim lived perked at Shaheen Bagh in Delhi, after another gunman entered and blindly shot at the protestors, mainly women, who have been sitting in peaceful dissent against CAA-NRC, Sonam had called out the act of terrorism. Expressing her concern at the rising hatred and incidents of intolerance earlier last month, Sonam dissed “divisive politics.”
On the professional front, Sonam was last seen in Abhishek Sharma’s rom-com, The Zoya Factor, which also starred Dulquer Salmaan. From Sonam’s glamorous chic avatars to Dulquer’s tough looks and six-pack abs, the fans were served the sweet fruit of their anticipation ever since the trailer was dropped. The film was based on novelist Anuja Chauhan’s book of the same name and was bankrolled by Fox Star Studios.