On late Monday, the government of India banned around 59 Chinese applications, including TikTok, WeChat and UC Browser, citing national security as a major concern. “Yaariyan,” actor Himansh Kohli says he strongly supports the government’s decision.
A statement released by the government said that the applications are engaged in activities “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order.” As per a report, there were around 120 million users of the application around the world, this included Bollywood celebrities like Shilpa Shetty, Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza, to name a few.
Speaking in favour of the ban, Himansh said, “I strongly support each and every decision made in favour of my country. By banning these apps if it’s somehow useful and if I can contribute in any way, I will be the first person to do that. We all know about the tension between the two countries and there are so many soldiers giving up their life. If somehow the banning of these apps is going to put up a strong message, I will support it again.”
Himansh, a Delhi boy, made his acting debut with Channel V’s “Humse Hai Liife”. After his debut in 2014 with “Yaariyan”, he has been part of movies like “Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai”, “Sweetiee Weds NRI” and “Dil Jo Na Keh Saka”. He will soon be seen in “Boondi Raita”.