Sonam Kapoor: Why can’t I criticize the government? Isn’t that what democracy is about

Sonam Kapoor is an actress who always speaks her mind and does not mince her words. And just like any other popular B-Town celebrity, she too has her fair share of haters who leave no stones unturned to troll the star.

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In a blog for a leading daily, Sonam hit back at the haters in an empowering message. She went to talk about the government and how she has a right to criticise the government. She said, “Back then, people were not afraid to question. They were unafraid of having an opinion and we weren’t a nation where you had to be politically correct. Now, you pounce on us when we criticise the government. Why can’t I criticise the government? Isn’t that what democracy is all about. It doesn’t matter whether I’ve voted for Narendra Modi or not. Either way, we have a right to ask questions.”

She added, “I’m a proud Indian. I love my country but for some of you — and you’re the bigots, not me — I become ‘anti-national’ only because I ask questions or choose to be critical. Listen to the national anthem one more time. Recall the line you heard as kids, ‘Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Issai…’”

She then gave a badass message to the haters. She said, “Sensitivity is an important trait when you’re on social media. I’ve learnt to be a moderate. I’ve learnt also to try and engage with those who are critical so I don’t build walls around myself, but dear trolls, you need to be more intelligent. It’s easy for me to block and report you and I’ve done that liberally, but I’m also capable of forgiveness, for you know not what you do. Try and get out of your bigoted mindset. Else, you’re nothing but illiterate, uneducated extremists.”