Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray took back his stand against “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” release. The Film-maker Karan Johar met with Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Raj Thackray, after which Indian film-makers promised to no more collaboration with Pakistani artists but ADHM will be softly released on scheduled date.
Bollywood has divided after raising the issue of Pakistani artists, so read here Bollywood actors view on Pakistani artists banning matter. 18 martyrs lost their lives in Uri attack on 16 September 2016 after which Bollywood actors are in limelight for their views on this matter.
Who said what?
Salman Khan– Pakistani artists are artists, we have killed the terrorists, Artists are not terrorists. These are two different subjects, they come to our country after acquiring the visa, and it’s our government who allows them with the work permit in our country.
Abhay Deol– If you want to ban anything to do with Pakistan, then go the distance. Don’t just ban the filmmakers, then ban imports, exports etc. When you do have a job, no one is going to take you seriously. I don’t take the Government seriously. Right now, it’s not looking like you mean it, it just looks like it gets you a lot of publicity and makes noise. I will support if you think banning anything to do with Pakistan is going to help our jawans.
Kalki Koechlin– I don’t want to add fuel to the fire because this thing has been going on for a long time. I personally think that we live in an international world and we have Indians living all over the world. If we asked all those NRIs to come back to India, then we would have nowhere to put them. So, similarly, if there are guests from other countries living in our country, myself included, who is of French origin but born and brought up in India, where do I belong? If I don’t belong in this country, then I don’t know where I belong to. So, I think it’s very important to understand that.
Dia Mirza– Patriotism that propagates hate is not patriotism. United we rise. Divided we fall. Politicians polarise to rule, not serve society.
Karan Johar– 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 with a situation such as this (asking for the ban on Pakistani artistes). If this was truly a solution, then 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”
Ranbir Kapoor– We are living in some hard times right now. I hope that people don’t get swept away with the bitterness and negativity, the violence that’s happening around the world and around us.
Varun Dhawan– I follow the Indian government rules. “Whatever the government thinks needs to be done, I support that. I totally stand with the government of India. If banning actors can stop terrorism, they should do it. But that is something government needs to decide on first
Saif Ali Khan– The world is open to our film industry and our film industry is open to talents from around the world across the border. We are artists who talk about love and peace.
Kangana Ranaut– It was too emotionally fraught a time for the nation for there to be any objective stance. “Right now, we are experiencing grave emotions of the loss of the lives of our soldiers. So the country is not in that. It’s very hard to be objective right now, we hope that love and art prevail. Right now we can’t expect people to be objective. It’s such a big loss.
Randeep Hooda Tweeted- It is only by isolation that the people of Pakistan will be able to pressurise their govt & army to act against the #terror organisations.
Nana Patekar– Pakistani actors and others come later, first, comes my country. 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.
Radhika Apte– I think if a Swiss watch can come to the country and have their own corporate stores, I think a Pakistani actor should come here and do a film here in India. That’s my statement.