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Article 370 scrapped in Jammu & Kashmir: Bollywood gives mixed reaction

In Bollywood, while some welcome the govt's decision of scrapping Article 370 in J&K, others expressed shock. Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 05, 2019, 03.20 PM (IST)

The central government's decision to scraps Article 370 of the Constitution, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir has got mixed reaction from Bollywood. 

Many like Anupam Kher, Vivek Oberoi and Dia Mirza have voiced their support for the decision. 

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted, "Wow Historic Moment. Article 370 going. Very brave move."

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Dia Mirza, who earlier showed her concern over the issue expressed her support over scrapping of Article 370, tweeted: "Peace, prosperity and sustainable development for the people of #Ladakh and #JammuAndKashmir. Good Luck @PMOIndia, @HMOIndia #Article370revoked #Artical35A."

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Praising the government for scrapping Article 370, Vivek Oberoi wrote, "This is the greatest homage to all those braves martyred for the dream of a United India. Hats off and a big thank you to Narendra Modi ji and Amit Shah ji from the heart of each and every patriotic Indian! #OneIndia #AkhandBharat #JaiHind. Bye Bye #Article370 #35A." 

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Paresh Rawal called the move an `Independence of motherland.`"Today is the true and complete independence of our motherland. Today in the true sense of the word INDIA becomes ONE !!! Jai Hind," he tweeted.

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Bollywood actor and a Kashmiri himself Anupam Kher took to Twitter and wrote, "Kashmir Solution has begun."

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Taken aback by the situations prevailing in the valley, Gauahar Khan wrote on micro-blogging site, "What the hell is happening ??? May Allah keep everyone safe! In Kashmir."

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Meanwhile, Zahira Wasim, a Kashmiri resident who quit acting some time back, wrote, "This too shall pass! #Kashmir." 

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There were others who prayed for calm and peace in the valley. 

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The central government's decision to scraps Article 370 of the Constitution, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir has got mixed reaction from Bollywood.