Janhvi Kapoor, the Hindi actor who last appeared in the Netflix film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, was shooting for her upcoming film Good Luck Jerry in Punjab when her shooting was halted by a group of farmers for the second time this month.
The team of Good Luck Jerry were shooting on January 23 near Civil Lines area in Patiala when some farmers intervened and asked them to stop shooting. The farmers claimed that they were protesting against the Hindi film industry and demanded actors who were shooting in Punjab to “at least” support the ongoing farmers’ protest against the recently passed Farm Laws.
According to an India Today report, when the team and the farmers’ group couldn’t reach a conclusion, the crew returned to their hotel. The group of farmers then reached the hotel, chanting slogans, after which the police had to intervene.
On January 11, the shooting for Good Luck Jerry in Bassi Pathana in Fatehgarh Sahib was halted for almost three hours by a group of farmers who insisted Kapoor to comment on the ongoing farmers’ protest. Following this, the actor wrote in her Instagram story: “Farmers are at the heart of our country. I recognise and value the role that they play in feeding our nation. I hope a resolution is reached soon that benefits the farmers.”
Farmers have been demanding that they will not allow film shoots in Punjab until members from the film fraternity support their protest.
Several farmers have been protesting peacefully at the Delhi borders against the three Farm Bills passed by the Centre during its monsoon session in 2020. Farmers and agricultural organisations across the country have raised their voice and come out in protest and lashed out against the provisions of the Bill, mainly regarding market fee and trade area.
Directed by Siddharth Sengupta Good Luck Jerry, the film is produced by Aanand L Rai. The film co-stars Deepak Dobriyal, Mita Vashisth, Neeraj Sood, and Sushant Singh in pivotal roles. The film is a Hindi adaptation of the 2018 Tamil film Kolamavu Kokila, starring Nayanthara.