Was this Bollywood actor fired from his show for protesting the Citizenship Amendment Act?

Was this Bollywood actor fired from his show for protesting the Citizenship Amendment Act?

"I do not regret my actions," said Sushant Singh on participating in the protests.
18 Dec, 2019

Sushant Singh was recently let go from his TV show Savdhaan India and speculations arose that the termination was connected with his participation in the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act.

The actor tweeted about his time with the show ending and questions started pouring in as to whether it was in connection to his visible participation in the protests.

Speaking to Indian Express, the actor revealed that he, "got to know last night only that my contract is being terminated. I wasn’t given a particular reason, and I don’t even want to speculate. It can be a coincidence that it happened on the same day as my presence at the protest. I really don’t know the reason, but the channel has the right to change the host."

Sushant has been very vocal against the passing of the CAA and has been playing his part in condemning the act along with appearing at protests to show his solidarity. A fan even asked if his firing was related to speaking the truth to which he replied, "A small price to pay."

When asked about that comment he said, "Yes, because I feel if it was indeed a repercussion to my action, then it is a very small price that I could pay. I am shaken by whatever is happening and do not regret my actions."

According to Singh, "I cannot take responsibility of others, but I believe I have a voice, and I will speak. And it’s not that none of them spoke, there are people like Richa Chadha, Taapsee Pannu, Zeeshan Ayyub and even Anubhav Sinha, who have been vocal about the recent incidents. Jinko galat laga woh bol rahe hai, jinko nahi, woh chup hai. But it’s their call, and we have to respect their opinions."

“As for fear of losing work, I cannot comment on others’ choices. But for me, I have a very simple principle. I sell my talent, not my conscience. When my kids grow up and ask me what I was doing when students were being tortured, I should have an answer,” he added.

About the recent acts of violence suffered by the students of Jamia Millia Islamia University at the hands of the police, he said, "I am very disturbed, especially with the way students are being treated. First, it happened with JNU, where doctored videos were circulated, and they were given the tag of Tukde Tukde Gang. No one apologised to them, and they are still called by the same name. Similarly, the Jamia kids were not involved in any kind of violence, and the police even clarified the same."

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Over 100 students and activists protesting against the contentious law were injured on Sunday; the police used excessive force and tear gas, getting violent with the students as they stormed the university.

Singh went on to say, "Even then, we all know what happened with them. It’s so strange that there’s footage of the bus burning but no visual of who lit it? There has been a constant effort to bring down one community and students’ voices. They are our future, and we cannot stay silent over this."

Singh is one of the few Bollywood celebrities to speak up about the matter and it looks like he's not stopping anytime soon.


Iram Dec 18, 2019 02:34pm
bravo for sushant, appreciated.
Qaisar Dec 18, 2019 02:43pm
He is a brave man.
Deepak Bhai Dec 18, 2019 03:13pm
Thanks Sushant. Much appreciated.
Hamed Quraishi Dec 18, 2019 04:05pm
He is the type of Indians I know!
Jamila Dec 18, 2019 04:11pm
He is a righteous,and conscientious man.My hat off to him.
King Dec 18, 2019 04:49pm
That's the bueaty of democracy everyone has right to Express !!
jahil Dec 18, 2019 04:52pm
Wh is is he ? never heard of him.
Bhaijan Dec 18, 2019 05:46pm
Sushant Singh a brave person, did the right job. Keep it up.
saythetruth Dec 18, 2019 06:03pm
thumbs up Sushant Singh!!!
joe Dec 18, 2019 06:03pm
That is Freedom of speaking. There must always be two sides of coin. Most of Indian feel that this is s good step taken by government. Those who oppose it are welcome.This is democracy.
Khalil Dec 18, 2019 06:58pm
Respect to Shushant Sb. Great human being! Living his life like a lion.
HonorBright Dec 18, 2019 07:06pm
respect..i wish to be brave like u..
Farouq Omaro Dec 18, 2019 07:41pm
Salute to you sir
Mo Dec 18, 2019 09:08pm
I solute you
Sayyar Khan Dec 18, 2019 09:17pm
He is a Singh
tariq mahmood Dec 18, 2019 11:00pm
i salute you.sir.
Ga Dec 18, 2019 11:01pm
He lost his jobs so others dont lose their citizebship. People should boycott the show
Syed Chishti Dec 18, 2019 11:57pm
I liked your acting. Now I like you even more for the courage shown.
Manish Desai Dec 19, 2019 12:38am
My beloved India is inclusive, kind, and strong because she is open to freedom of speech and thought. Thank you Sushant for doing your part in keeping her that way.
Rashmikant Patel Dec 19, 2019 01:17am
That is not reason His contract was expired.
Seedoo Dec 19, 2019 01:36am
This goes to show there are many good people in India. Too often we stereotype each other's nations based on the acts of a few fanatics.
Anonymouseee Dec 19, 2019 03:17am
One of the few people to speak up against hindutva and Modi. Bravo.
Thinking Dec 19, 2019 06:54am
So many Pak celebrities have opposed musharaffs verdict which is against the very constitution of their country which was done during jinnahs time, father of pak. But here have come to appreciate just a voice from one celebrity
Jawwad Dec 19, 2019 08:26am
Om Puri.
Sara Dec 19, 2019 09:04am
Election time in 3 Indian states, its BJP vs congress till election ends and winner is declared.
Asm Dec 19, 2019 11:00am
, this is isn’t about religion- it’s about humanity
Ali Dec 19, 2019 11:12am
People like Sushant are exemplary human beings. I'd also call him a patriotic Indian. Standing with the oppressed countrymen is what makes you patriotic. Lesson for us all!
kashif Dec 19, 2019 01:56pm
Silence in the face of injustice is complicity with the oppressor.
Riaz Ahmed Dec 20, 2019 05:27pm
i appreciate the braveness of singh
arfan aslam Dec 21, 2019 02:34am
Lovely and wonderful BRAVE man for standing for human rights.Thanks Sushant we as a Pakistani we all admire you.