The Dadri lynching case that took place in India has upsetted everyone. It showed the brutality of the locals on the basis of religious differences. Bollywood is no exception. Dil Dhadakne Do actor Farhan Akhtar took to social media to express his outrage over the brutal incident.
The actor uploaded a status on Facebook condemning the case, calling it ‘twisted’ and criticizing the way the situation was dealt with by authorities. The killing of a 50-year-old Muslim man who was savagely beaten to death over rumors of having eaten and/or stored beef in his house, has left people in India and across the border questioning humanity when it comes to religious differences.
Akhtar was infuriated and stated how preposterous the whole situation was: “Reason: He was rumored to have stored and/or eaten beef. Let me repeat that. He was RUMORED to have stored and/or eaten beef.”
He asked his fellow fans and citizens to stand up against it lest it happen again:
“This is NOT the time to remain silent. What has happened once can surely happen again and unless we, the people, do not unite in demanding immediate action, this is going to turn into a circus with all the usual suspects having a go at each other, trying to score PR points,” he wrote.
While many agreed with his stance, one Indian called him “Pakistani Akhtar” on the actor’s Facebook fan page Farhan Akhtar LIVE. The comment read: “Yesterday you were crying so hard for Dadri case. Your brother has killed his kid for not wearing burqa while eating. Any words you Pakistani Akthar?” Farhan Akhtar gave a slick response and snubbed the commenter. He said: “Yes. I hope he rots in jail… Which he will… and I hope you grow a brain. Which I doubt you will. But all the best.”