Farmer group halts Janhvi Kapoor's shoot, reinstated again shortly
(Sourced from PTI)
The shooting of actor Janhvi Kapoor's film Good Luck Jerry briefly came to a halt in Bassi Pathana in Punjab, after a group of farmers insisted that she make a comment on the ongoing farmers' protest. Kapoor is shooting for the film in Punjab which has been produced by filmmaker Anand L Rai's Colour Yellow Productions and directed by Sidharth Sengupta.
According to Sukhminder Singh Chauhan, DSP, Bassi Pathana, the incident happened on Monday after 20-30 farmers reached the movie sets for a "peaceful" protest. "The shooting had stopped for two-three hours on January 11. All they wanted was assurance of support from them (actors). When they did, the shoot was resumed. It was mutually resolved. Now the shoot is going on smoothly," Chauhan said.
On Monday, the Dhadak actor shared an Instagram Story in support of the farmers. Unlike other posts, Instagram Stories disappear after 24 hours from the time they are published. "Farmers are at the heart of our country. I recognize and value the role that they play in feeding our nation. I hope a resolution is reached soon that benefits the farmers," Kapoor had written.
Braving the cold and rains, thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab and Haryana, have been camping at several Delhi border points, demanding a complete repeal of the three farm laws and legal guarantee of minimum support price (MSP) for their crops. Enacted in September 2020, the three laws have been projected by the Centre as major reforms in the agriculture sector.
Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a stay on the implementation of the three new farm laws hoping it will end the prolonged protests by the farmers and also constituted a four-member panel of agriculture experts to resolve the impasse between farmer leaders and the Centre.