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Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan’s message to soldiers cuts through the noise of ongoing patriotism debate. When everybody is busy in claiming to be a patriot, these message to soldiers from top Bollywood actors is what was needed in the first place. This initiative was launched at the behest of prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Akshay, Aamir and Salman took to social media and their heartwarming message to soldiers displays their solidarity as well as an understanding of the plight that a soldier serving at the border undergoes every day. Their messages couldn’t be more timely.
“It is only because of our soldiers that we are able to celebrate the festival of Diwali with our families. You keep us safe. My dear soldier brothers, wishing you a happy Diwali on behalf of me and the entire nation,” said Akshay. The actor also urged people to send their own special message to soldiers on the occasion of Diwali.
Salman took to Facebook and shared PM Modi’s message to the soldiers. “My hearty greetings to the army soldiers and young people of the country and Happy Diwali to all #Sandesh2Soldiers,” he wrote on Facebook.
Aamir also shared PM’s video message to soldiers on his Twitter account.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) October 24, 2016
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) October 24, 2016
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) October 24, 2016
In the light of recent Ae Dil Hai Mushkil ban controversy, one saw Bollywood divided on the whole issue. While some actors spoke about it openly, others decided to stay away from the controversy giving people an opportunity to question their silence. But this simple message to soldiers might just silence all whirlwind of patriotic debate.