Twitter users have found a hero in Diljit Dosanjh who is being lauded for standing up to Kangana Ranaut for her unsavoury comments on the ongoing farmer protests and Shaheen Bagh activist Bilkis Bano. Celebs such as Swara Bhasker, Kubbra Sait, Hansal Mehta and director Ashwini Chaudhary tweeted their praise for Diljit.
""@diljitdosanjh ne dil jeet liya," wrote the Scam 1992 director."
Diljit Dosanjh is a STAR! Dil-jit actually! @diljitdosanjh
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) December 3, 2020
Director Ashwini Chaudhary wrote that it was brave of Diljit to speak out against Kangana when no one else has. "#KanganaRanaut has been calling names and mudslinging Hindi film industry for months now. She has taken names of top stars, producers, directors and called them druggies, molesters and what not. No one spoke. @diljitdosanjh has taken this bully by the horns. BRAVO SHER-PUTAR," he tweeted.
#KangnaRanaut has been calling names and mudslinging hindi film industry for months now. She has taken names of top stars producers directors and called them druggies, molesters and what not. No one spoke @diljitdosanjh has taken this bully by the horns. BRAVO SHER-PUTAR .
— DHOOPASHWINI (@DhoopAshwini) December 3, 2020
Here's how others responded to Diljit.
Health update: I’ll be out of ICU by tonight & all my cardiac parameters are normal. Covid test is also negative. A bit of observation & then good to go home.
Using the 15 mins that I’m allowed the phone in the ICU for this update & to say that @diljitdosanjh is SUCH A BOSS! ❤️
— Saket Gokhale (@SaketGokhale) December 3, 2020
In Punjab we grow up fearless and loyal. Diljit Dosanjh proves it! https://t.co/9ABQPuRzBI
— Gurmehar Kaur (@mehartweets) December 3, 2020
I love @diljitdosanjh because he’s saying what everyone’s been feeling for like a year now. Real GOAT.
— harnidh (@chiaseedpuddin) December 3, 2020
diljit said no improper patolas allowed
— Priyanka Paul (@artwhoring) December 3, 2020
Diljit hunny I only understand 90% of what you saying but I 100% agree
— egg (@ydayifup) December 3, 2020
Diljit Dosanjh responded sharply to Kangana Ranaut after she retaliated nastily at him for calling her out on Twitter over a false tweet that claimed she had seen Shaheen Bagh activist Bilkis Bano, aka Bilkis Dadi, at a farmers' protest.
In a series of tweets, Kangana accused him of being a sycophant to Karan Johar. She also accused him of defending those responsible for the Delhi riots in February. She went on to insist that Bilkis Dadi had been bribed to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the newly passed farm bills.
An outraged Diljit called her out for her habit of maligning people in interviews and on social media. Refering to the protesting farmers, he said, "These people are not from Bollywood. They belong to Punjab. You can say whatever you like but we won't be perturbed. You are well-versed in lying and manipulating people's emotions."
"Do you have any common sense? How dare you speak about our mothers like that? Go scare someone else in the name of Bollywood. We were born to crush egos of people like you. You can continue to say whatever you want about Bollywood. It’s become a habit for you now to bad-mouth everyone possible," he tweeted, referring to Kangana's claims about Bilkis Bano and 73-year-old farmer Mohinder Kaur.
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