Veteran actor and BJP MP Hema Malini said she was intrigued by foreign celebrities support to ongoing farmers’ protests when India was just a name they have heard.
“I’m intrigued by foreign celebrities to whom our glorious country, India, is just a name they have heard, boldly making statements about our internal happenings and policies!” Malini tweeted.
“Wonder what they are trying to achieve, and more importantly, who are they trying to please?” she added in her tweet.
“Before rushing to comment on such matters, we would urge that the facts be ascertained, and a proper understanding of the issues at hand be undertaken. The temptation of sensationalist social media hashtags and comments, especially when resorted to by celebrities and others, is neither accurate nor responsible. #IndiaTogether #IndiaAgainstPropaganda,” Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.
Celebs including Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Lata Mangeshkar, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan, Karan Johar and others supported the government on social media using hashtags – #IndiaTogether #IndiaAgainstPropaganda as they reacted to a statement by the Ministry of External Affairs on the issue.