MUMBAI: We all are well aware of our country's current situation with all the ongoing nationwide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. While we had the idea about these protests after students hit the streets, it seems actress Ratna Pathak Shah already hinted towards it four months ago, even before CAA came into existence.
A video has gone viral where Ratna and Naseeruddin Shah were at an interview with a media organization, Quint. The Sarabhai vs Sarabhai actress spoke her heart out about the young generation feeling hopeless because of being misruled. She also predicted that "we will come out better."
In the video, she is seen saying, "Oh yes, and great for art... maybe not immediately, maybe 10 years down the line. Because this is the first time a generation is actually seeing what it feels like to be misruled. Your generation is the first real generation that is feeling hopeless like the people felt just before independence — that sense of despair, how long will we carry on in this horrible state. I am afraid it is going to be tough but it may be necessary and I have a feeling we will come out better because again there have never been so many educated people in India and so many young educated people in India."
After the government's announcement of the CAA, thousands of students raised their voices and protested against the same in different parts of the nation. It was not just ordinary people, celebs like Farhan Akhtar, Javed Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Swara Bhaskar, Richa Chadha and many others too stood against the act. They tweeted criticizing the act on their respective social media handles.
Bollywood's famous siblings Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar even participated in the August Kranti Maidan protest march that took place on December 19. They were accompanied by actors Rahul Bose and Sushant Singh.