CAA Protests on Twitter Sees a ‘Rang De Basanti’ Reunion

The Rang De Basanti gang joins in the protests against the police violence against students in Jamia and AMU.

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The <i>Rang De Basanti</i> gang.

Among the celebrities who have tweeted against the police attacks on students in Jamia and Aligarh Muslim University and against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), are actors Siddharth, Atul Kulkarni, Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kapoor - who also featured in the 2006 Bollywood blockbuster, Rang De Basanti.

Rang De Basanti, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, revolved around 5 youngsters whose life and perceptions about their responsibilities to the country change as they make a documentary on India’s freedom fighters. They then go on to assassinate the corrupt Defence Minister of India for endangering the lives of Indian Air Force pilots.

Most of the actors from the ensemble of Rang De Basanti have tweeted about the ongoing CAA protests and condemned the state violence against students who are peacefully protesting against the implementation of CAA and NRC. This had a Twitter user sighting a Rang De Basanti reunion and asking Aamir Khan (who played Chandrashekhar Azad in the documentary that’s filmed in Rang De Basanti) to join in.

Here are some of the tweets that the cast of Rang De Basanti have posted individually.

While Siddharth has been tweeting for a while about this rejection of the CAA and NRC, his latest tweet: “Ab bhi jo na khaula woh khoon nahi hai paani hai... Jo desh ke kaam na aaye woh bekaar jawaani hai,” is a dialogue from Rang De Basanti.

Will Aamir Khan and R Madhavan join the RDB gang?

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