Bollywood Stars react to Richa Chadha’s ‘Galwan’ Tweet

Richa Chadha caused controversy for seemingly mocking the Indian Army. A number of Bollywood stars reacted to her tweet.

Bollywood Stars react to Richa Chadha's 'Galwan' Tweet f

"talking badly about your country is the work of cowards"

Several Bollywood stars reacted to Richa Chadha’s tweet in which she seemingly mocked the Indian Army.

The actress had reacted to a statement made by Northern Army Command, Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi, who had commented on Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s remarks on taking back Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

In a now-deleted tweet, Richa said: “Galwan says hi.”

Her tweet sparked anger, with many accusing her of mocking the Indian Army and belittling the sacrifice of the jawans in the 2020 Galwan clash between India and China.

A number of Bollywood stars also voiced their anger at Richa’s tweet.

Akshay Kumar said: “Hurts to see this.

“Nothing ever should make us ungrateful towards our armed forces. They are there so we exist.”

Anupam Kher took to Twitter and stated that speaking ill about one’s country was the “work of cowards”.

He tweeted: “Trying to become popular among some people by talking badly about your country is the work of cowards and small people.

“And putting the honour of the army at stake… what can be more shameful than this.”

Twitter users praised Anupam for voicing his anger.

One said: “We are proud of you for this.”

Kay Kay Menon expressed his disappointment in Richa Chadha, tweeting:

“Our brave men and women in uniform, put their life on the line to keep every citizen of our Nation safe and secure!

“Least we can do is to behold love, respect and gratitude, in our hearts, towards such valour! JaiHind! Vande Mataram!!”

Paying his respects to the Indian Army, Ranvir Shorey said:

“Making jibes at the sacrifices that our armed forces make for our country just to score brownie points with dislodged politicians, or to fit in their ‘intellectual’ cliques, is plainly daft and irresponsible as a citizen. Forever grateful to our jawans.”

Nikhil Siddhartha wrote: “20 Brave Indian soldiers gave up their lives at Galwan protecting our country and us.

“Reading about their ultimate sacrifice still brings tears to our eyes.

“FORGET POLITICS. Our Army and the Armed forces should always be respected and never insulted.”

The actress eventually issued an apology and tweeted:

“Even though it can never be my intention in the least, if the three words which are being dragged into a controversy have offended or hurt anyone, I apologise and also say that it would sadden me if even unintentionally my words have triggered this feeling in my brothers in the fauj (army) of which my own Nanaji has been an illustrious part.

“As a Lt. Col, he took a bullet in the leg in the Indo-China war, in the 1960s. My Mamaji was a paratrooper. It’s in my blood.

“A whole family is affected when their son is martyred or even injured while saving the nation which is made up of people like us and I personally know how it feels.

“It is an emotive issue for me.”

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”