Farmers stop shooting of Janhvi Kapoor's movie; ask her opinion on farm laws

The protesters demanded the opinion of the actor on the contentious laws

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Shooting of Janhvi Kapoor-starrer Good Luck Jerry that was underway in Bassi Pathana city of Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab was halted by farmers' groups protesting against the controversial farm laws.

According to news agency ANI, the protesters demanded the opinion of the actor on the contentious laws. They, however, went back after the crew of the movie intervened and spoke to them.

"They'd told the workers and director that Bollywood actors have neither said anything in support of farmers protest nor made any comment. When director assured them that Janhvi Kapoor will make a comment on the protest then they went back. The shoot is going on," ANI quoted SHO Balwinder Singh as saying.

Good Luck Jerry, backed by Colour Yellow Productions, is directed by Sidharth Sengupta and written by Pankaj Matta. The movie also stars Deepak Dobriyal, Meeta Vashishth, Neeraj Sood and Sushant Singh.

Thousands of farmers, mostly from Haryana and Punjab, have been protesting at several border points of Delhi since November 28 last year, demanding a repeal of the three laws and a legal guarantee to the minimum support price (MSP) system for their crops.

Bollywood actors Priyanka Chopra, Priety Zinta, Riteish Deshmukh, Richa Chadha, Diljit Dosanjh, Hansal Mehta, Anubhav Sinha have earlier extended support to the agitating farmers.

With PTI inputs