Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana seems to be deeply disturbed after reading about the growing incidents of violence against police personnel across India, who are trying to maintain lockdown amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, the actor condemned the attacks taking place.
Sharing his views on the same, the Article 15 actor took to his official Twitter handle to share a statement in which he slammed attacks on the police and said that Indians should rather salute them for their contribution during the crisis.
“I feel terrible reading about the heinous attacks on cops and security personnel that is happening across the country. The police force is risking their lives every single day to keep us, our families and our friends safe and I condemn such attacks on them,” Ayushmann wrote.
Lately, several incidents of violence against cops have occurred in many parts of India. In a shocking incident, a cop’s hand was chopped off in Punjab’s Patiala while on duty to prevent people from stepping out of their homes. Mob attacks on policemen in Bhopal and Cuttack, Ahmedabad have surfaced in the last couple of days.
The 35-year-old actor urged all Indians to appreciate the hard work the police force is putting in.
“They are putting us and our lives before theirs and we should respect how they are fighting for us to keep us all protected. All Indians should celebrate the police force and salute them! Jai Hind!” Ayushmann concluded.
Ayushmann Khurrana had won the second season of reality television show MTV Roadies in 2004 and ventured into an anchoring career. He made his film debut in 2012 with the romantic comedy Vicky Donor, in which his performance as a sperm donor earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.
Khurrana went on to establish himself with the comedies Bareilly Ki Barfi, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, Badhaai Ho, Dream Girl, and Bala; the thriller Andhadhun; and the crime drama Article 15. Khurrana’s performances as a blind pianist in Andhadhun and an honest cop in Article 15 won him two consecutive Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor, and he also won the National Film Award for Best Actor for the former.
In addition to acting, Khurrana has sung for several of his films, including the song Pani Da Rang, which earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer.