The Supreme Court judge, Justice D Y Chandrachud said, “Why do people have to wear patriotism on their sleeve? People go to a movie theatre for undiluted entertainment. Society needs that entertainment.”

He gave this statement after hearing a plea filed by a film society seeking the recall of the court’s previous decision of making it mandatory for movie halls to play the national anthem before the movie.

Actors like Kamal Haasan, director Madhur Bhandarkar etc expressed their opinions over this debate, that whether or not playing national anthem in movie halls should be mandatory. Internet users took to social media to express their views on this using the hashtag @StandWithAnthem. Here are some tweets: