Saavdhan India host Sushant Singh has been dropped from the show for participating in a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Mumbai.
Actor Sushant Singh on Tuesday announced that his association with long-running TV show Savdhaan India has ended following his participation in the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
The actor, who has been part of the show as its host since 2011, shared the news on Twitter, hinting that his participation in the protests may have been the reason behind his exit.
Sushant also said that it was a “small price” to pay for speaking out.
“And, my stint with Savdhaan India has ended,” Sushant wrote.
Commenting on his post, a user wondered whether it was the “price” he paid for “speaking the truth”.
To this, the actor said, “A very small price my friend. Otherwise, how will you face Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru?”
Sushant was citing his role in Rajkumar Santoshi’s 2002 film The Legend of Bhagat Singh, in which he had portrayed freedom fighter Sukhdev alongside Ajay Devgn’s Bhagat Singh and D Santosh’s Rajguru.
Sushant has been speaking out against the CAA for some time now. The actor also condemned the police crackdown on the students of Jamia Millia University on December 15. Jamia turned into a battlefield on Sunday as police entered the campus and used force to quell student protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
According to the amended act, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities, who had come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014, and were facing religious persecution, will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship.
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Saavdhan India currently airs on Star Bharat and the network is yet to respond to the news of Sushant’s exit.
Source: India Today