In this November 7, 2014 photo, Modi (R) speaks with Bollywood actor Salman Khan in New Delhi [Handout/AFP]

One of Bollywood’s leading directors has called on three Muslim superstar actors to break their silence about a new citizenship law that has triggered riots in India, saying they could influence millions of fans.

At least 25 people have died since crowds took to the streets enraged by the Hindu nationalist-led government’s legislation, which critics say discriminates against Muslims.

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“I am really angry at anyone who has not spoken out,” director Anubhav Sinha, a critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government, told Reuters news agency.

“These three actors and their fan following is something else. One word from them can influence millions,” added

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