Mumbai: Popular Bollywood celebrities like Farhan Akhtar, Vidya Balan and Chetan Bhagat have heaped praise on a Sikh police officer, who saved a Muslim man from allegedly being lynched.
A video of the cop, Gagandeep Singh is doing the rounds on social media, with people hailing his bravery.
While people on Twitter applauded Singh's act and his commitment towards his work, the Bollywood stars have called him the 'real hero.'
"We are quick to condemn those who take a life, but we must be quicker to commend those who save one. #hero #GagandeepSingh," Farhan tweeted.
Actress Vidya Balan called Gagandeep a "true Indian".
Author Chetan Bhagat wrote: "The Sikh police officer who saved the Muslim man. I don't care who's in power. That's the India I want and ever will want. Even if I am the only one left wanting it."
Talking to the micro-blogging site, actress Aditi Rao Hydari wrote: "So true... there is hope! #Hero #GagandeepSingh."
Actor Sidharth Malhotra tweeted: "Being a good example is the best form of service. #hero #Gagandeep."
In the video being circulated over social media, Singh was seen surrounded by the crowd, who were attacking the Muslim man, who was found with a Hindu girl at a temple in Uttarakhand's Ramnagar.