Sonam Kapoor expresses her views on the ongoing unrest in Kashmir

Sonam Kapoor expresses her views on the ongoing unrest in Kashmir

The actor called the divisive politics at play between Pakistan and India "really heart-breaking".
17 Aug, 2019

It seems like Bollywood really doesn't know what to say when it comes to talking about the ongoing tension in Kashmir.

Sonam Kapoor is the latest B-town celeb to share her views on the issue. After Priyanka Chopra faced backlash for her stance on the unrest in Indian-occupied Kashmir, the Veere Di Wedding decided not to say much about it during an interview with BBC Asian Network.

Kapoor stated, “It’s heartbreaking to see where the situation has landed right now and I’m very patriotic. So I think for me now it’s better to keep quiet and let this pass because even this too shall pass.”

The actor admitted that she is not aware of the entire situation and added, “I think it’s very complicated and I don’t understand it as much because there is so much contrasting and contrary news everywhere, so I really don’t know what the truth is.”

Sharing that she would rather comment on the matter once she has a better understanding of the entire situation, Sonam also said, "I hope there is a peaceful way of working things out. I don’t know how that’s possible but I think there should be because it’s a beautiful place that I think has been under so much duress.”

The actor talked about her links to Pakistan and revealed, “I am half Sindhi and half Peshawari. It’s heartbreaking to see part of my culture is something that I can’t explore as well because of that. My name is Sonam. I was named after my parents went to Kashmir shooting for Ram Lakhan and they decided to name me from there. I still haven’t been there since because of the unrest.”

We really hope that artists like Sonam try to educate themselves about such significant issues and current affairs and keep their privilege in check. Yes, Priyanka, we're hinting at you.


Bhaijan Aug 17, 2019 04:59pm
Like Sonam Kapoor, all the celebrities must take the matter on humanitarian grounds, the biased politics had always hurt the audience of Bollywood or Lollywood as well. Kashmiris too are part of that audience.
Asif A. Shah Aug 17, 2019 05:13pm
At least Sonam Kapoor has done better than Priyanka Chopra in commenting about Kashmir. She has decided not to take sides and has focused on the sufferings of common Kashmiri people. Thank you Sonam for your efforts in being fair.
Sameer Aug 17, 2019 09:47pm
If people re-read Sonam's comments, she quoted that wonderful Kashmiri girl Zaira Wasim!
Uzma Aug 18, 2019 02:08am
Bollywood needs education
Jaan Ali Aug 18, 2019 04:27am
Sonam -- You very respectfully mentioned how you felt about the horrific current situation in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir, cruelly created by Modi and his hoodlum Amit Shah. Let that be the beginning .... That was much more respectful and sweeter than disgraced Adnan Sami's comments about the same matter.... Also, love to see, how you ascribe half of yourself as Sindhi...
Changers Aug 18, 2019 10:32am
she is a gem
F1 Murugan apt Aug 18, 2019 12:55pm
The fact is she does not know anything to comment. That is ok. without knowing saying some non sense, this ....better
Jamil Soomro, New York City Aug 18, 2019 08:19pm
Quite impressed with Sonam's acknowledgement and her sense of pride in being half Sindhi. Maybe one day you will be able to visit Sindh.
M. Saeed Aug 19, 2019 11:59am
Sonum Kapoor's statement is clear about her inability even to comprehend what is the issue.
Rubina Aug 19, 2019 04:11pm
She is playing safe. Good for her but it also proves being a weak character.