The most recent famous person to call notice to the ongoing Indian wrestling community’s protest is Kamal Haasan. As the demonstration approached its one-month mark, the seasoned actor voiced his opinion on social media. Numerous female wrestlers have accused the president of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, of sexual harassment, and the entire wrestling community is organising a candle march from Jantar Mantar to India Gate in Delhi on Tuesday night.
He tweeted, “Today marks 1 month of protests by athletes of the wrestling fraternity. Instead of fighting for national glory, we have forced them to fight for personal safety. Fellow Indians, who deserves our attention, our national sporting icons or a politician with an extensive criminal history? #IStandWithMyChampions #WrestlersProtest.”
Many fans reacted to the post and backed his views as well, someone wrote, “When most of the prominent Bollywood artists and celebrities have stayed silent on this issue, #KH is the only biggest star to come forward and support our national icons for their justice. #KamalHaasan.” Another added, “Thank you Leader. Our national sporting icons deserve the attention and justice #IStandWithMyChampions #WrestlersProtest.” Pooja Bhatt, Sonu Sood, Gauahar Khan, Vidyut Jammwal and Swara Bhasker are also endorsing the same views since it started back in April.
Vidyut mentioned at an event, “They are our athletes and troubled, but first, they are the citizens of the country. They should be given the required help. I think the authorities are listening to them, but what next? What are they doing about their concerns? I am an athlete and I have a feeling if they would listen to them and things will change now. They’ll do what’s right.”
Kamal Haasan will be seen next on a S Shankar film which also features Kajal Aggarwal, Siddharth, Rakul Preet Singh and Gulshan Grover.