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Anil Kapoor Condemns JNU Violence, Says 'It Was Disturbing, Didn’t Sleep The Entire Night'

During The Trailer Launch Of Malang, Anil Kapoor Condemned The Violence That Broke Out At Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pallavi Singh | Updated on: 06 Jan 2020, 05:20:43 PM
Anil Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur during trailer launch of Malang.

Anil Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur during trailer launch of Malang. (Photo Credit: ANI / Twitter)

New Delhi:

The trailer of Malang starring Anil Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur was unveiled on Monday. During the trailer launch, the actors condemned the violence that broke out at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Kapoor said that he is quite disturbed by the violence. "I feel it has to be condemned. When I saw it, it was very sad and shocking. I couldn't sleep last night thinking about it. Violence will not help, and the people who were responsible for it should be punished,'' he said. 

Aditya Roy Kapur added, ''There is no place for that kind of violence in our country.''

Other Bollywood celebrities like Swara Bhasker, Shabana Azmi, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub and Taapsee Pannu also condemned the violence at the Jawaharlal Nehru University and urged Delhi Police to intervene. Violence broke out at JNU on Sunday night after masked men armed with sticks attacked students and teachers and damaged property on the campus, prompting the administration to call in police. At least 18 people were injured and admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). JNU students' union president Aishe Ghosh suffered a head injury.

Swara, whose mother Ira Bhaskar is a professor at the JNU, took to Twitter to appeal to the people on social media to reach the campus "to pressure the government and Delhi Police" to control the violence. "Urgent appeal!!!! To all Delhiites PLS gather in large numbers outside the Main Gate of JNU campus on Baba Gangnath Marg.. to pressure the govt. & #DelhiPolice to stop the rampage by alleged ABVP masked goons on JNU campus," the actor captioned the video, adding that she was concerned about her parents' safety who live at the campus.

Meanwhile, Malang marks the reunion Suri and Roy Kapur's reunion after a period of six years, post Aashqiui 2. The film also stars Disha Patani in the lead role. The film is slated to hit the screens on 7 February, 2020. 

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First Published : 06 Jan 2020, 05:14:10 PM