Delhi : Bollywood actor Anupam Kher led a delegation to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi this evening to discuss the ongoing protests by writers, artistes and others against “rising intolerance” voicing concern over the “wrong projection” of India by those returning their awards. He was joined by many eminent personalities of the film television industry.
Earlier, Anupam Kher today lead a march for India to the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi to protest against the voices being raised over intolerance in the country.
Kher said, the intolerance debate is an attempt to malign the image of the country and is intended to target the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre.
‘March for India’ was organised in different parts of the country to protest against return of awards by writer and artists.
Veteran actor Anupam Kher, led ‘March for India’ to protest the return of awards by writers and filmmakers.
He was joined by director Madhur Bhandarkar and a few other from the film industry.
Bollywood actor Anupam Kher led ‘March For India’ to protest the voices being raised over alleged intolerance and the return of awards by writers and filmmakers on the issue.
The march, in which several personalities from the world, films and writers and intellectuals are participating, began from National Museum at Janpath in New Delhi.
Kher said that nobody has the right to call India intolerant.
Expressing his disapproval of the systematic campaign unleashed by a segment of writers and artists, Kher also said that those who have returned awards should have conveyed their concerns to the prime minister before returning the awards.
The actor was also joined by a string of artistes, writers and painters including filmamker Madhur Bhandarkar, Singer Abhijeet, and folk singer Malini Awasthi, who expressed their dismay over the role of some selective writers and artists.
Meanwhile, ‘March for For India’ was also orgnised by the people across all section of society in Bangaluru, calling the campaign by a section of filmmakers and actors an attempt to tarnish India’s image.
Historian Chidananda Murthy, actor Avinash, and Dr. S. Ganesh were among those took part in ‘March for India’ protest in Bengaluru.