The after-effects of India banning on Pakistani artists on Bollywood can be seen vigorously!! While some personalities like Anupam Kher, Vivek Agnihotri, Madhur Bhandarkar and Ashoke Pandit backing up this idea, there are several names like Salman Khan, Karan Johar, and Mahesh Bhatt who have raised their voice against this matter.
Salman went on the record and even stated saying,
“Don’t mix two things. They are artists, NOT terrorists.”
Even with KJo’s directorial venture “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” under the lenses for starring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, he expressed his views saying,
“I understand the anger and the anguish that surround us and I empathise, my heart bleeds for the lost lives. There is nothing that can justify this terrible feeling of terror. Then you are faced in a situation such as this (asking for ban on Pak artistes).
If this was truly a solution, one would take it. But this is not a solution. I don’t believe it is. The larger forces have to come together and sort the situation and this cannot be banning talent or art.”
However, Nana Patekar came forward, slightly disappointed and raging with anger, and didn’t give a damn while taking a ferocious dig at Karan and Salman, saying,
“I don’t care what Bollywood has to say. I was in Army and I have spent two and half years there. So I know who our biggest heroes are. No one can be a bigger hero than our Army men. Our original heroes are our jawans. We are just small, fake people.
So whatever we say, please don’t play attention to it. Are you understanding who am I referring to? Yes! It’s about them only!
Hum jo ‘patar-patar’ karte hai unn par dhyaan matt do. Itni ahmat matt do kisiko. Unki itni aukaat nahi hai itni ahmat ki.”
Supporting his opinion, Nana Patekar concluded,
“Pakistani actors and others come later, first comes my country. I don’t know anyone other than my country and would never like to know. Actors are like bed bugs in front of the country, we don’t have any worth.
No hero can be better than the soldiers. We actors are just common people, the real heroes are our soldiers. Don’t pay attention to what we say, don’t give this much importance to anyone. And those who keep on speaking, they don’t deserve that much importance.”
Meanwhile, Raj Thackeray too lashed out at Salman, and was too direct!
“Ye bewakoof hai, inko sirf dhanda dikhta hai. Maine suna Dhoni ban hui hai. Ye chalta hain. Mujhe lagta hai inki taraf zyada dhyan dene ki avyashakta nhi.
Mujhe malum nahi Salman Khan ye kab bola hai. Raat ko bola nhi hoga last time ki tarah.”
WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?