Like the common masses, Bollywood too has welcomed the apex court’s move to decriminalise homosexuality. Celebrations broke out as the LGBTQ community cheered the victory of human rights, acknowledging complete equality after the scrapping of a 158-year-old law.
“The country gets its oxygen back!” tweeted filmmaker Karan Johar, minutes after the September 6 verdict of the Supreme Court scrapping Section 377. The rest of Bollywood too was quick to celebrate the historic judgment.
Historical judgment!!!! So proud today! Decriminalising homosexuality and abolishing #Section377 is a huge thumbs up for humanity and equal rights! The country gets its oxygen back! 👍👍👍💪💪💪🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/ZOXwKmKDp5
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) September 6, 2018
Farhan Akhtar too was prompt to celebrate the verdict that granted the LGBTQ community a basic human right.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) September 6, 2018
Swara Bhasker thanked the activists and petitioners who worked behind the scenes.
Congratulations to all the activists and petitioners on #SupremeCourt judgement scrapping #Section377 Your perseverance just made #India a freer place for everyone ! #LoveIsLove #Pride #377Verdict #377Scrapped Three cheers for the #SupremeCourt pic.twitter.com/grA64TTB3w
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) September 6, 2018
Richa Chadha told NDTV, “I’m so excited today. It’s a glorious day, homosexuality has been decriminalised. So happy for my LGBTQ fam. You’ve worked very hard for this over the decades and this is the rainbow we needed and I’m so happy we are celebrating”
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) September 6, 2018
In an unique way, Aamir Khan posted an old video clip of his show Satyamev Jayate, in which he discussed about ‘accepting alternative sexualities’. He tweeted:
We thank the Supreme Court for its decision to strike down article 377. It is a historic day for people who believe in equal rights for all. The judiciary has done it’s duty, and now we must do ours. https://t.co/zzxc4kfNxS
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) September 6, 2018
Writer Chetan Bhagat said, “India is a country where the culture changes every 100km. Accepting diversity has to be the core value of every Indian and frankly is the only way India will survive and thrive. Scrapping #Section377 is a step in that direction. It is a good day for India.”
India is a country where the culture changes every 100km. Accepting diversity has to be the core value of every Indian and frankly is the only way India will survive and thrive. Scrapping #Section377 is a step in that direction. It is a good day for India.
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) September 6, 2018
Activist Rituparna Borah told PTI, “But there are issues like police violence, right to adoption and marriage that still stay.”
Others who reacted to the news are:
The new sunshine of this day is that of a progressive India. Love all!
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) September 6, 2018
RIP #Section377. Happy birthday 2018 !! Equal love. Equal lives. Proud Indian today. ♥️🌈🇮🇳
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) September 6, 2018
Sanity prevails for once we can believe we have some sensible decision makers and lawmaker s available to this generation. #Section377 gone with the wind.
— arjunk26 (@arjunk26) September 6, 2018
Crying tears of joy for the lgbtqi community. One day there won’t be any labels and we will all live in utopia. pic.twitter.com/veQe1S92FD
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) September 6, 2018
This is the india I want to live in. Not one filled with hate, bigotry,sexism homophobia and intolerance. THIS is the India I love. 🇮🇳 🌈
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) September 6, 2018
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) September 6, 2018
Deepika Padukone took to Instagram and posted this lovely gesture to celebrate love:
Katrina Kaif tweeted this:
But as usual, Ranveer Singh’s style was totally different
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) September 6, 2018
‘Love is Love, said Alia Bhatt:
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) September 6, 2018
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) September 6, 2018
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) September 6, 2018
— VarunDhawan (@Varun_dvn) September 6, 2018
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) September 6, 2018
Referencing Dostana, veteran actor Kirron Kher posted this tweet, which Abhishek Bachchan retweeted with a smile. In the movie, junior Bachchan played a gay character.
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) September 6, 2018
It is every human beings inalienable right to live with choosing how he /she wants to.. with dignity and no prejudice. Really happy with this progressive judgement that will be life altering for so many. #Historicjudgement #Section377 pic.twitter.com/m8TRL22d43
— SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA (@TheShilpaShetty) September 6, 2018
Historic verdict by Supreme Court today. #377
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) September 6, 2018
“If you have a heart you should be free to love who you want.” 😍❤️😍So Happy to hear that the Supreme Court of India 🇮🇳 has abolished #section377 decriminalising Homosexuality 👍 #equality #lgbtrights #nodiscrimination #ting pic.twitter.com/47yEBdkul7
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) September 6, 2018
— sunnyleone (@SunnyLeone) September 6, 2018
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