Sushant Singh tweeted that his association with long-running TV show Savdhaan India has come to an end on Tuesday morning. It was alleged that the decision came after the actor’s participation in protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
The actor hosted the show since 2011. He tweeted about the news a day after he was seen in a protest in Mumbai.
Singh said, “Well, I got to know last night only that my contract is being terminated. I wasn’t given a particular reason, and I don’t even want to speculate. It can be a coincidence that it happened on the same day as my presence at the protest. I really don’t know the reason, but the channel has the right to change the host.”
Explaining his tweet about it’s a small price that one can pay for speaking the truth, he said, “Yes, because I feel if it was indeed a repercussion to my action, then it is a very small price that I could pay. I am shaken by whatever is happening and do not regret my actions.”
Many accusations are flowing in for Bollywood celebrities of being silent about the recent CAA protests and police action at Jamia Millia University. When asked if the fear of losing work shuts down people, Singh said, “I cannot take responsibility of others, but I believe I have a voice, and I will speak. And it’s not that none of them spoke, there are people like Richa Chadha, Taapsee Pannu, Zeeshan Ayyub and even Anubhav Sinha, who has been vocal about the recent incidents. But it’s their call, and we have to respect their opinions.”