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Bollywood celebs belonging to Jat community appeals for calm

Hundred Of Jat Protesters Are Demanding Reservation Under The OBC Category In Government Jobs And Educational Institutions.

PTI | Updated on: 23 Feb 2016, 03:25:57 PM


Actress Mallika Sherawat has called on the agitating Jat community to maintain peace and non-violence.

Hundred of Jat protesters are demanding reservation under the OBC category in government jobs and educational institutions.

“My appeal to the jaat community to maintain peace and nonviolence,” Sherawat, who is from Haryana, posted on Twitter.

The actress, 39, was last seen on screen in the 2015 film “Dirty Politics”.

Road traffic on various national and state highways from Hissar to various destinations, including Delhi, Chandigarh, Sirsa, Siwani and Bhiwani is disrupted.

Railway traffic from Hissar to various destinations including Delhi, Ludhiana, Bhiwani and Sadulpur also remained suspended.

Actor Vidyut Jamwal feels people of the Jat community, who have been agitating for reservation, should act more rational than emotional.

When asked about his view on the unrest caused by the Jat community’s agitation, the “Commando” actor told reporters here, “I think that more than emotions, our Jat brothers should apply their mind. We can be provoked too... They should use their heart and brain.”

Violence continues to rage in Haryana with stone-pelting mobs attacking security personnel trying to clear a road blockade and torching government vehicles even as the death toll on nine-day old Jat quota stir was put at 16.

Vidyut will be next seen in “Commando 2”, sequel of the action film “Commando”.

The actor said he is excited about the project as the first film gave him the recognition he strived for since the beginning of his career.

“Every actor wants to do a film with which he can get recognition... I am very happy that people recognise me with ‘Commando’. It is a nice feeling that wherever you go, people get inspired by your work. In fact, I have met a few boys who got into Army after watching ‘Commando’,” he said.

It was for “Commando 2” that Vidyut let go of superstar Salman Khan-starrer “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” but he does not regret his decision.

“I don’t regret not doing ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ but I wanted to work with Salman Khan. I would have done the film, had I not been preparing for ‘Commando 2’.”

He is mostly seen in action films, but Vidyut said he wants to dabble in all genres.

“I want to do all kinds of roles from romantic to comic. I just completed Tigmanshu Dhulia’s ‘Yaara’, which is a romantic drama. I will try all genres but if it is action then I will do even better,” the 35-year-old actor said.  Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda has appealed to the people of the Jat community, who have been agitating for quotas, to maintain peace and engage in peaceful dialogue with the government.

Randeep, who himself belongs to the Jat community in Rohtak, Haryana, which has been most affected by the unrest.

In a series of posts on Twitter, the 39-year-old actor addressed the issue in his native tongue Haryanvi and appealed to people to quit the destruction.

“Ram Ram. What is the use of burning your own houses down? Only dialogue can take this matter forward. Please brothers stop this destruction. #JatProtest #JatReservation,” he wrote.

“There is no need to be this crazy. Only proper dialouge can bring a solution to this problem. Don’t make it a political issue. Keep calm and peace. Don’t burn down your own houses.

“The whole country has taken notice of your problems. Now quit all the destructions and move ahead with a peaceful dialouge process,” the actor tweeted.

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First Published : 23 Feb 2016, 03:01:00 PM