Bollywood condemn the murder of Gauri Lankesh, a senior journalist and activist, who was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Tuesday evening.
Murder of Gauri Lankesh has left many concerned about the consequences people face for exercising one’s right to freedom of speech and expression. Bollywood celebrities like Sonam Kapoor, Shekhar Kapur, Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar and many more have expressed their shock and bewilderment.
Veteran Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur expressed his shock and dismay on social media. He wrote, “To kill someone for their views is not Democracy, its beginnings of a Banana Republic, where violence speaks louder than words #GauriLankesh”
Veere Di Wedding Actress Sonam Kapoor took to her social media and wrote, “Truth alone prevails. Your voice will be heard & shall turn into an echo towards justice. #GauriLankeshMurder”
Veteran actress Shabana Azmi expressed that she is devastated this brutal incident. She wrote, “#Gauri Lankesh shot dead outside her home. Shocking Devastating. Dabholkar Pansare Kalburgi Culprits must be punished”
Film writer and poet Javed Akhtar wrote, “Dhabolkar , Pansare, Kalburgi , and now Gauri Lankesh . If one kind of people are getting killed which kind of people are the killers.”
Movie producer Atul Kasbekar wrote that he applauded by people who are defending the killing of senior journalist. He wrote, “Going thru some timelines I’m blown away by d fact there’s actually a bunch of people who defend d #GauriLankesh murder…Really unsettling”
Karnataka Police is investigating the high profile murder.