Kangana Ranaut known as it an ‘appalling act’ and stated that The Satanic Verses was ‘one of the greatest books’ of all time. “Another day another appalling act by jihadis, The Satanic Verses is one of the greatest books of its time… I am shaken beyond words… Appalling,” she wrote on Instagram. Javed Akhtar known as the incident ‘barbaric’. He wrote on Twitter, “I condemn the barbaric attack on Salman Rushdie by some fanatic. I hope that NY police and the court will take the strongest action possible against the attacker.”
I condemn the barbaric assault on Salman Rushdie by some fanatic . I hope that NY police and the court docket will take the strongest motion attainable in opposition to the attacker .
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) August 12, 2022
Swara Bhasker wrote on Twitter, “Thoughts and prayers for #SalmanRushdie. Shameful, condemnable and dastardly this attack! #SalmanRushdieStabbed”
Filmmaker Onir spoke about ‘intolerance towards an artist’. He wrote on Twitter, “#SalmanRushdie is a reminder for all of us … about what is intolerance towards and artist. A disease that has been showing its ugly face of late way too often back home. Let’s not forget to condemn that as well.”
“The world is going insane. And we are all complicit. Even in our silence. Fingers and toes crossed in the hope #SalmanRushdie recovers soon,” wrote actor-director Nandita Das.
Salman Rushdie has lengthy confronted loss of life threats for The Satanic Verses, which was banned in a number of nations upon publishing. Rushdie was a visitor at Express Idea Exchange in 2013, the place he stated, “Yes, I would write The Satanic Verses again.”