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Ramdev Baba Finds No Supporters In Bollywood

Mumbai, Jun 3: Baba Ramdev's proposed agitation against corruption is not finding many takers in the film fraternity.While Salman Khan has questioned the need for a fast, Shah Rukh has openly branded the planned agitation

PTI [ Updated: June 03, 2011 21:27 IST ]
ramdev baba finds no supporters in bollywood
ramdev baba finds no supporters in bollywood

Mumbai, Jun 3: Baba Ramdev's proposed agitation against corruption is not finding many takers in the film fraternity.


While Salman Khan has questioned the need for a fast, Shah Rukh has openly branded the planned agitation “politically motivated”.

“That (fight against corruption) is a good thing, but one does not need to fast for it. He should talk to his followers first and tell them not to give bribes, that is one way to stop corruption,” Salman told reporters here.

National award winning actress and activist Shabana Azmi, who had earlier spoken in support of the movement, has clarified her stance, saying that she will not be joining the yoga guru.

“In a democracy everybody has a right to take a stand on any issue. Anybody who brings the issue of corruption into the public domain, needs to be encouraged and applauded.  But I had categorically mentioned that I do not want to support Baba Ramdev. I am very pained at being misreported,” said Azmi.

When asked whether he will support Ramdev in his strike against corruption and repatriation of black money stashed in foreign banks, Shah Rukh Khan had answered with a firm ‘No'.

“Koi support nahin karunga...unka agenda hai...jaise hi koi neta ho jata hai...voh yeh sab karne lagata hai (I will not support him, he's got an agenda...as soon one becomes a leader he resorts to such kind of agitation),” said the actor.

This reaction is in stark contrast to the vociferous support that Bollywood had given to Gandhian Anna Hazare's anti-graft campaign.

Actor Anupam Kher, directors Farah Khan and Madhur Bhandarkar were among the many celebrities who visited Hazare at Jantar Mantar, the venue of his fast. PTI

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