Mumbai: Actor Fawad Khan, who has been the subject of discussion for the past couple of weeks, has finally broken his silence on the on-going tension between neighbouring nations India and Pakistan. After Uri attacks, that witnessed 18 Indian soldiers losing their lives to violent terrorst act, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) had given 48 hours ultimatum to all the Pakistani artists to leave India following which, Fawad Khan allegedly had to leave the country.
Tension heightened when India, in retaliation to Uri attacks, launched surgical strikes on 29th September where they attacked seven terror launch pads across border. After the strikes, Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association (IMPPA) had also passed a resolution against Pakistani artists and technicians working in India. They justified this move saying that Pakistani actors, who have been so closing related to Indian film industry, had not condemned the Uri attacks.
While the nation believed that Fawad had to leave India following MNS’48 hours ultimatum, the actor, in his post, cleared that he had been living in Pakistan since July for the delivery of his second child.
Bollywood seems to be divided on this issue of ban on Pakistani artists. While celebs like Salman Khan and Karan Johar have criticised this step, veteran actor Nana Patekar clearly stated that country, for him, comes first and that artists constitute only a small portion of it.
MNS had vehemently criticised Salman and Karan for supporting Pakistan talents and even went to the extent of threatening them of banning their movies.
Films like ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ and ‘Raees’, that have Pakistani actors like Fawad and Mahira Khan in pivotal roles, find themselves hanging amidst the heightening tension....