'All three Bollywood Khans do break silent on controversial citizenship law' A prominent Bollywood director has demanded Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan break their silence over the controversial citizenship law, which has resulted in violent protests across India.
The controversial citizenship law is being declared against Muslims and at least 21 people have been killed in protests so far.
"These three actors and their fans are different, their one word can affect millions of people," Anubhav Sinha, the director of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, told reporters.
Anubhav Sinha, who directed Shah Rukh Khan's 2011 film Ra-One, added, "I can understand why he might not be able to speak. I am not angry with him".
"What they say about the law or torture is not important; they should just be part of the debate 'I don't say they agree with me or others, their opinion may be against us,'" he said. ۔
This month, the controversial citizenship bill was given a law that would give Indian citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants from all six religions of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan - Hindus, Christians, Parsis, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists.
Under this bill, the Citizenship Act of 1955 will be amended to make illegal immigrants of selected categories eligible for Indian citizenship. Under this law, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who come to India from 3 neighbouring countries before December 31, 2014, will be given Indian citizenship.
After the bill became law, mass protests began in several cities across India, including New Delhi.
During the demonstrations, a property of other institutions including Jamia Millia was also damaged due to the encroachment.