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28 Feb

Sonam Kapoor criticised by Indians for promoting peace between India & Pakistan

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Amidst growing tension between Pakistan and India, many Bollywood celebrities were seen cheerleading war. Actress Sonam Kapoor, however, is perhaps the only Indian celebrity who sent out a message calling for peace but her opinion hasn’t gone down well with her Indian fans.

Read: ‘Indian movies will not release in Pakistan,’ says Fawad Chaudhry 

“The average Indian has more in common with the average Pakistani than he does with a Hindu fundamentalist who wants to bomb in the name of Ram and lynch minorities and rally in support of child rapists. The average Pakistani has more in common with an average Indian than he does with an Islamic fundamentalist who wants to bomb others in the name of Allah and oppress women and put guns in the hands of children. Ordinary citizens everywhere just want to have a normal life and go to work and raise children well and save up for a decent home,” a post shared by Sonam on Instagram read.

Read: Pakistani celebrities respond to Indian stars cheerleading war with maturity and restraint 

Hours after Sonam shared this post, Indian social media users showed their discontent towards Sonam, labelling her anti-state:

 

Some are really reading between the lines even when it’s not necessary:

 

 

Others believe she lacks the love for her home country because she’s ‘anti-war’:

 

 

This person believes this is a publicity tactic:

 

 

While this one believes her co-star Swara Bhaskar — who has previously bashed Pakistan — is better than Sonam:

 

 

 

The actress is yet to respond to the reaction. Do you agree with Sonam’s thoughts about the current Indo-Pak situation?

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