Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas shared her take on the farmers’ protests on Sunday, endorsing a tweet by singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh and calling for their concerns about the centre’s new agricultural laws to be addressed urgently.

“Our farmers are India’s Food Soldiers. Their fears need to be allayed. Their hopes need to be met. As a thriving democracy, we must ensure that this crises is resolved sooner than later (sic),” she wrote on Twitter, quoting a tweet by Mr Dosanjh in Punjabi showcasing the secular tone of the farmers’ movement.

Priyanka Chopra’s tweet in favour of the farmers amid their stand-off with the government bucked the trend of celebrities rarely taking a stand on social issues in India over fears of retribution from the government or its band of fanatical supporters who form an outsized constituency online.