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.
“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.
Hours after Sonam shared this post, Indian social media users showed their discontent towards Sonam, labelling her anti-state:
#sonamkapoor has showed her upbringing today. compares "Hindus" to terrorists. Please someone give her history lessons to this copy/paste person. #SonamKapoorAhuja is she still an indian citizen? @sonamakapoor
— radhya (@Radhe9351) February 28, 2019
Some are really reading between the lines even when it’s not necessary:
Sonam Kapoor is a Known Suspect.
She was seen with Pakistani
Fawad Khan in "Kaun Banega Crorepati"..& soon after Fawad showed Bollywood Middle Finger for his love of Pakistan
Whilst Sonam doesn't even know
our National Anthem#SayYesToWar
— Raman (@being_delhite) February 28, 2019
Others believe she lacks the love for her home country because she’s ‘anti-war’:
I m ready to leave my studies (MBBS) Join the war for my India
Than being a Sonam Kapoor
Anil Kapoor failed in instilling Desh bhakti in his daughter
— Brahmananda Das (@Brahman49846790) February 28, 2019
This person believes this is a publicity tactic:
— Rahul Marwal (@marwalrahul_) February 28, 2019
While this one believes her co-star Swara Bhaskar — who has previously bashed Pakistan — is better than Sonam:
Never thought I did say it, but Swara Bhaskar > Sonam Kapoor.
Atleast Swara is not dumb, ATLEAST.
— NJ Views & Reviews?? (@Nilzrav) February 28, 2019
Dear Sonam Kapoor,
The average actress as yourself has more in common with every girl on tik tok who calls herself an actress.
But, we still tolerate you with all your hate towards the country and it's culture that gives you a celeb status!
You, yourself is a fundamentalist!
— Perfect Errorist (@TheNitishaDixit) February 28, 2019
The actress is yet to respond to the reaction. Do you agree with Sonam’s thoughts about the current Indo-Pak situation?