Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor and singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya have reacted strongly to the death sentence handed out to Indian Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakistan court earlier this week. It is reminiscent of Sarabjit Singh's plight, said another actor Randeep Hooda. The Bollywood fraternity appears united in its condemnation of the sentence against Jadhav, who is being portrayed as a RAW agent by Pakistan.
Rishi Kapoor expressed his anger by tweeting,"Sorry, India tried to broker peace via actors, films, sports etc with Pakistan but they just want hatred, so be it! Taali do haath se bajti hai," late on Monday.
While singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya, who is very well known for stirring up controversies with his comments, tweeted "Hang every Pakistani in India by a tree at sight.”
The Pakistan Army issued a statement on Monday stating that they arrested Jadhav from Balochistan in March 2016 for trying to wage war against Pakistan. A military court then sentenced him to death for spying, which the Indian government has termed "premeditated murder." The Indian government added that Jadhav was a former Indian navy official and was kidnapped from Iran.
Hooda who has etched Sarabjit Singh's character on film, too condemned Jadhav's death sentence.
"My heart goes out to him... The unimaginable torture to confess and total human rights violations that happen in Pakistan. I have immense faith in the strong leadership of our country... May be we should break him out,". Randeep tweeted while tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.