Celebrities live on the supporting sentiments of public in general. More like politicians. However unlike Politicians you do not have a choice to offend the sentiments of a general section of masses, as it will be a loose-loose situation, no matter which side you are. Your survival is embedded in your diplomacy in saluting the sentiments of your fan. At times you have to kill your own personal definition of right and wrong, just to be diplomatically correct. [anyway this is not what i feel is a right approach, but for your survival sake].
If we look closely there is a sudden rise in collective sentiments of “Hindu Nationalism”. Nationalism is re branded and any slightest criticism makes an individual anti national. There are reasons to that. This is not common for a poor man to be killed as he was suspected to consume beef and a victim of majoritarian sentiments, this is a life long sleeping demon awake with the people in power. However as you need to maintain your fan base you must grow a thick layer in ignoring the social issues. You live for the sake of Box Office and your artistic pursuit so you can have a kite flying experience with NaMo. Learn to survive like Salman. How his case is adjusted in caring for the political motives and mass sentiments.
This incident gives you an opportunity to introspect. What you do? Why you do? To whom you do? You can not be a socialist and entertainer at the same time. Sometimes truth stands with minority and sometimes majority is downsized with falsehood. Do you have courage to compromise your artistic career for the sake of standing on truth, or serving a cause? If not, it is futile.
I would take this opportunity to invite you and think a bit of the overall objective of Films fraternity. It starts with art, drama and cultural events and in the end it is all about money, fame, glamour and power. Most of the big celebrities, even if they do not realise need to keep customer happy.
Take your side. Are you in or Not.