Sonu Sood comes out in support of agitating farmers

The actor took to Twitter to say, ‘Kisaan hai toh hum hai’

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Bollywood actor Sonu Sood joined the the band of celebrities who have extended support to the farmers' protest.

The actor took to Twitter to say, ‘Kisaan hai toh hum hai’.

Many on social media expressed their happiness over the actor deciding to support the agitating farmers while some criticised him saying farmers are doing what anyone else is doing—their job.

Actors Priyanka Chopra and Sonam Kapoor among many others have already expressed support for the agitation. “Our farmers are India’s Food Soldiers. Their fears need to be allayed. Their hopes need to be met. As a thriving democracy, we must ensure that this crisis is resolved sooner than later,” Chopra wrote.

“When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization,” Kapoor wrote on Instagram.

Actor Riteish Deshmukh too tweeted in support of the agitating farmers: “If you eat today, thank a farmer. I stand in solidarity with every farmer in our country. #JaiKisaan.”

Actor Priety Zinta said her heart goes to the protesting farmers, who she called the "soldiers of soil". "My heart goes out 2the farmers & their families protesting in the cold in this pandemic. They are the soldiers of the soil that keep our country going. I sincerely hope the talks between the farmers & govt yield positive results soon & all is resolved. #Farmerprotests #Rabrakha," Zinta wrote.

Celebrities such as Diljit Dosanjh, Harbhajan Mann, Jasbir Jassi, Reitesh Deshmukh, director Hansal Mehta and others have already declared their support to farmers. Actors Richa Chadha, Taapsee Pannu, Swara Bhasker and Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub are among the celebrities who have been constantly tweeting on the issue.

Farmers have called for a 'Bharat Bandh' on Tuesday, warning that they will intensify their agitation and block more roads leading to the national capital if the government did not accept their demands.

—With PTI inputs