With the BJP coming in power in 2014 and Narendra Modi becoming Prime Minister, the status quo changed. This threw a lot many celebs out of their comfort zone. Several of them openly expressed their disregard for the present regimen or have criticized them on more than one occasion. Here are some of them:
The veteran actress has never minced her words to show her dislike for the Modi government. She claims to be a secular person and finds the Modi government anti-Minorities. She has tagged the government as fascist that targets those who criticize it.
Director-singer-actor Farhan Akhtar has opposed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP government, and its leaders on multiple occasions. He was also one of the major voices from Bollywood that had spoken against the Citizenship Amendment Act and had participated in an anti-CAA rally held in Mumbai. Unfortunately, when the journalist quizzed him on the CAA, he revealed he didn’t even know the first thing about the CAA.
The supporting actress is an ardent supporter of the JNU and has been vocal about her opposition to the BJP government. She had campaigned for AAP’s Atishi and Kanhaiya Kumar in Bihar as their ideology of communism aligns with her own political beliefs. Swara has been a strong critic of the CAA and NRC also. However, it was revealed in her interaction with a journalist that she was clueless on the number of seats at the Parliament.
The Pink actress is not just a hard-core liberal and feminist, she is known for mocking PM Modi on more than one occasion. When PM Modi appealed to the countrymen to light lamps on April 5, she took a dig at the clarion call saying, ‘New task is here! Yay yay yayy’. In a tweet, right after the Ram Janmabhoomi judgment, Taapsee mocked the collective emotions of millions of Hindus through a sly tweet.
Her father Rajesh Khanna was a congress politician. Actress-turned-writer Twinkle Khanna never shies away from twitting against the many decisions taken by the BJP government; she sprinkles a bit of humour to her bitter criticism though.
The Massan actress has expressed her dissatisfaction with the Modi government often. She almost regularly gets into a brawl with the Modi-supporters on social media.
The Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein was present in the anti-CAA demonstration held in Mumbai. She claims to be from a secular background and, after the terrorist attack on the Amarnath Yatris in July 2017, tweeted that the ancient Hindu pilgrimage was discovered by a Muslim shepherd in the 18th century.
Back in 2014, Aamir Khan had invited a lot of flak for saying that India was becoming intolerant under the Modi government. He also stated that his wife Kiran is scared to stay in India and wonders if they should leave India.
The veteran actor, much like Aamir Khan, has called India intolerant and blamed the BJP government for being anti-Muslim. He too fears for the lives of his children who he has brought up without any religion, he says.