Kabul Falls to Taliban, Bollywood Reacts


As Kabul falls to the Taliban on August 15, 2021, Bollywood celebrities expressed their concern on their social media handles.

 Afghanistan government has surrendered to the Taliban after it seized Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan, on Sunday, August 15.

After the resignation of former President Ashraf Ghani, the Taliban took over the Afghan Presidential Palace and rechristened the country as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

The whole world is concerned about the escalating tensions in Afghanistan. Many Bollywood celebrities took to their official social media handles to show concern and fear over the grim situation.

Kangana Ranaut’s Reaction

Actress Kangana Ranaut shared a note on her IG story stating,” Today we watch silently, tomorrow this can happen to us as well”.

She even penned a lengthy letter expressing her gratitude to the Indian government for proposing CAA and ‘giving hope’ to all the castes.

She added,” I wish we could save entire Afghanistan. Still, charity begins at home, we are going to protect the minorities there, and someday we will save the world as well…Praying for Afghanistan” with a praying hands emoticon.

Sonu Sood’s Tweet

Bollywood actor Sonu Sood tweeted with a praying hands emoticon,” Afghanistan, stay strong.

The whole world is praying for you”. Dropping a throwback picture from her childhood in Kabul, actress Tisca Chopra wrote,” My childhood #kabul”.

Kabir Khan on Instagram

Film-maker Kabir Khan, who had his directorial debut with Kabul Express, has a deep connection to Afghanistan.

As Kabul falls to the Taliban, the director dropped a series of striking pictures from Afghanistan on his IG account and penned” Afghanistan” with a broken heart emoticon.

Bhumi Pednekar Responded

Heartbroken by the current situation in Afghanistan, Durgamati star Bhumi Pednekar wrote,” This is so heartbreaking.

It gives me shivers down my spine. Murder, rape, and complete breakdown of democracy. #Pray for Afghanistan”.

Armaan Malik Tweeted

Playback singer Armaan Malik took to Twitter and wrote,” It’s sad to see all that’s happening in #Afghanistan at the moment. My prayers and thoughts are with their people”.

Rhea Chakraborty Expressed

Rhea Chakraborty expressed sorrow over the condition of women in Afghanistan. She wrote on her IG,” While women worldwide fight for pay parity, women in Afghanistan are being sold. They have become the pay.

Heartbroken to see the condition of women and minorities in Afghanistan. Urge the global leaders to stand up to this! #smashthepatriarchy. Women are human too”.

Karan Tacker

TV star Karan Tacker also showed his devastation on seeing the state of women in Kabul, Afghanistan. He condemned humanity for putting women in this filthy situation.

The US-backed President Ashraf Ghani had resigned from his post and fled Afghanistan on Sunday.

He stated that he wanted to maintain peace and avoid bloodshed as the Taliban took charge of Kabul.

Thousands of Afghanis tried to board the last few flights leaving the country and were killed amid heavy gunfire at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.

The spokesperson of the Taliban has recently given a statement mentioning that they will respect all the rights of the women, but they will have to wear a hijab.

The power and violence of the Taliban are terrifying. The fall of Kabul to the Taliban is a threat to Afghanistan and the world at large, and netizens are urging the global leaders to look into the matter and take action.


Ankita Gautam
Ankita Gautam
Ankita Gautam aka AnkiTam, is an Educator, who learns by reading and expresses by writing. She has been an avid reader, writer, speaker, learner, and observer ever since. A science background could never stop her from grasping the nitty-gritties of fashion, technology, and trending news. She finds her solace in magazines and newspapers. Being an ambivert, she is blessed to be flexible in knowing when to talk and when to listen. She is an opinionated personality with an optimal level of compassion and empathy. She can be easily found entertaining people with her wordplays and also with her wry sense of humor. She is a pantomath, who wants to know everything.



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