12 Times Real ‘Mard’ Farhan Akhtar Didn’t Shy Away From Taking A Stand

While diplomacy is the route many B-Towners opt for, there are a handful of celebrities who don’t shy away from calling a spade a spade. And, TBH, they are our favourites. When it comes to taking a stand on a social issue or speaking their mind, few celeb names crop up in our heads and one of them is Farhan Akhtar.

Long before he came up with the ‘Mard’ campaign, Farhan’s quintessential side and vocal stand about issues had caught the public eye. Remember his open letter to his daughter or how he voiced his opinions against the beef ban?

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And, when it comes to micro-blogging, his tweets stand testimonial to the fact that he’s not afraid to speak up.

Wondering how? Well, sample these.

1. When the viral footage of CRPF Jawans being attacked by young pro-Jihadi Kashmiris went viral, he lauded for the Jawans’ restraint.


2. When gossip-mongers and grapevine had conjectured foulness between Aditya Roy Kapur and him over Shraddha Kapoor, he put all rumours to rest.


3. When ‘Gau Rakshaks’ assaulted Muslim men, here’s what he had to say.


4. When he said goodbye to cheap lyrics, the right way.


5. When he painted a clearer picture about our rights.


6. When he took a dig at CBFC’s reasons for denial of Lipstick Under My Burkha‘s release.


7. When he rightly pointed out that deforestation and Urban Development should never go hand in hand.


8. When he condemned this being a part of Indian Education system.


9. ¬†When he stood by Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s side, like a rock.


10. When the Bengaluru molestation case shook everyone to the core, he spoke out and deemed it as terrorism.


11. When the video of Jawan exposing the quality of food was doing rounds, he expressed concern about the jawan’s¬†villification. (P.S. The jawan has been sacked by The Army.)


12. When the year began with the horrifying news of Bengaluru mass molestation and he inveighed against the act.

Plus, Farhan’s got his wit in place and sarcasm on point.