Recalling an analogous expertise final yr, when he had gone to observe Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal, he mentioned he stayed out of the corridor and did not enter until the movie began.”When the Nationwide Anthem performed, as half the movie, each physique received up. I felt uncomfortable when folks checked out me. It is pointless. Singing Nationwide Anthem inside a cinema corridor would not make you patriotic. However such feedback certainly make others really feel weak. In accordance with me, this observe must be executed away with,” he mentioned.
In November, 2016, the Supreme Courtroom made it obligatory for cinemas to play the nationwide anthem earlier than each screening and for everybody within the viewers to face up and present their respect. Per week after its verdict, the highest courtroom did exempt individuals with disabilities from standing up.
“At our organisation, the place we carefully work with folks with disabilities in all seven northeastern states, we sing our Nationwide Anthem daily. I do not suppose we have to show our patriotism by standing inside a cinema corridor.”