the Deol family have not spoken out on the protest for months
Angry farmers have said that they will not allow the Deol family to film movies in Punjab and Haryana.
This comes after a group of protesting farmers halted the shoot of Bobby Deol’s upcoming film Love Hostel, which also stars Vikrant Massey and Sanya Malhotra.
While the leading cast members were not present, a group of farmers turned up when the film crew were setting up their equipment. They were told to leave the area.
Crew members obliged, packed up their equipment and left.
The group later revealed why they protested at the filming location in Patiala and demanded that the crew leave.
A spokesperson said that Bobby Deol is part of the Deol family who are close to the BJP.
The representative said: “Bobby Deol’s brother Sunny Deol is a BJP MP, mother Hema Malini is a BJP MP and father Dharmendra is a former MP of BJP.”
He went on to say that the Deol family have not spoken out on the protest for months but were quick to show their support for the government after Rihanna’s tweet.
The farmers were also angered by Hema Malini’s tweet.
She had commented on international personalities tweeting about the protests. The farmers said her tweet was not in support of them and their protest.
In the tweet, Hema had written:
“I’m intrigued by foreign celebrities to whom our glorious country, India, is just a name they have heard, boldly making statements about our internal happenings and policies!
“Wonder what they are trying to achieve, and more imptly (importantly), who are they trying to please?”
This did not go well with the farmers who have been protesting at India’s borders demanding the repeal of the newly introduced agricultural laws.
After halting Bobby Deol’s film, the representative announced that the farmers will not allow any member of the Deol family shoot in Punjab and Haryana.
He also stated that they will not allow them to enter their state.
Bobby Deol’s Love Hostel is not the only film to be halted by protesting farmers.
On January 11, 2021, the set of Janhvi Kapoor‘s Good Luck Jerry was reportedly ambushed by protesting farmers.
A group of protesters barged into the location and disrupted the shoot demanding that the actress make a public statement in support of farmers.
The farmers had reportedly only left the sets of the shoot after getting assurances from the crew.
Later that day, Janhvi issued a statement on an Instagram story supporting farmers.
She wrote: “Farmers are at the heart of our country. I recognise and value the role that they play in feeding our nation.
“I hope a resolution is reached soon that benefits the farmers.”
The post was later deleted.