The unfortunate Uri Attack and the current political scenario of the country has made a lot of people speak out their hatred towards the neighbouring country. After Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) threatened all the Pakistani artistes working in India, primarily Fawad Khan, to leave the country in 48 hours, now the ruling party, BJP, has agreed to the same.
BJP General Secretary of Maharashtra, Sanjay Upadhyay, said, “Tomorrow, we shall write to the exhibitors that they cannot give a window to these two films, and there should be no law and order problem. We will voice our concerns on the social media too.” He further said that ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ which has Fawad as one of the actors, can be released only if Karan Johar deletes Fawad’s role. “The same applies to Mahira’s part in ‘Raees’. Else we will not allow ‘Raees’ to release too.”
According to Mumbai BJP General Secretary, Amarjeet Mishra, “There is no meaning of art from Pakistani artistes when their interests lie in their own land. Their heart does not beat for India. Why only artistes, we should not allow any Pakistani to come to India and work here.”
Upadhyay further said, “We have such good artistes here. Why do we feed Pakistani artistes? Every now and then, they kill our people and we allow them to have fun in movies and reality shows. God forbid but what if even a rupee earned by them goes to fund terrorism.”
CBFC Chairman, Pahlaj Nihalani too stood by this decision of the political parties and said, “The way the relations are between Pakistan and India, our nation should be the priority. Art and culture have no boundaries— but that doesn’t mean we tolerate terrorism. India always welcomes everyone with open hands but in return our people suffer. It’s unfair. How long will we go on welcoming people and getting stabbed in our backs? The screws have to be tightened.”
We wonder where this is headed to. What do you guys think of this decision by the political parties in India? Tell us in the comments section below…