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Not sensationalizing, will not delete the scene: Anubhav Sinha on anti-Pakistan rant

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Nov 16, 2016, 1:24 pm IST
Updated Nov 16, 2016, 1:31 pm IST
Anubhav Sinha is hell-bent on keeping the infamous Pakistan slur in his film ‘Tum Bin 2’ despite the backlash.
A still from the scene.
 A still from the scene.

Mumbai: The Uri attacks and subsequent surgical strikes (on terror pads by Indian army across LoC) have left Bollywood divided. While some celebs have condemned the unfortunate incidents and sided with right-wing activists when they announced banning of Pakistani artists in India, some have opposed the decision.

The heightening tension between India and Pakistan has promoted directors like Anubhav Sinha reacting to the prevailing situation in a blatant manner.

 

In his upcoming romantic flick ‘Tum Bin 2’, actor Aditya Seal will be seen badmouthing Pakistanis. So, while explaining to his love interest’s sister the repercussions of marrying a Pakistani lad, the actor says:

‘Mahawl toh pata hai wahaan ka. Kabhi yaha bomb phat rahe hai kabhi waha’ and ‘Pakistan mein ladke hai hi kahan? Aadhe toh cricket khelte hai aur baaki ladkon ka kuch thik nahi hai’.

This dialogue teaser has stirred controversy but the director, Anubhav Sinha, remains unfazed by it. Sinha guarded the scene saying it does not intend to add fuel to the fire and this bit is crucial to the script.

 

“Whenever there is tension between India and Pakistan, every industry in our country responds to the situation differently, and Bollywood has always taken a rather rational approach. But, I had written the dialogues, which are humorous with an underlying message, much before the tension escalated,” the ace director was quoted as saying by a leading daily.

The scene has attracted so much attention that it is trending on almost all social media sites. Defending his decision of not dropping the infamous scene, Sinha reportedly said, “I have said what I wanted to very blatantly. I have not done anything to sensationalise and I don’t think I need to worry. Once people watch the film, they will understand the context of those lines.”

 

Watch the video here:

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