‘Country Gets Its Oxygen Back’: Bollywood Cheers Sec 377 Scrapping

Indian judges wrote love

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.

Farhan Akhtar too was prompt to celebrate the verdict that granted the LGBTQ community a basic human right.

Swara Bhasker thanked the activists and petitioners who worked behind the scenes.

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”

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:

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.”

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:

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

‘Love is Love, said Alia Bhatt:


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.

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