The Uri attack has caused a lot of furore in the country. After Raj Thackeray-led MNS party’s call for a ban on Pakistani actors, the industry was left divided over the issue. Some feel the Pakistani actors should be banned while many others feel that banning them isn’t the solution to the national issue.
Veteran lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar youthkiaawaz
“The situation is indeed serious and requires drastic measures. Look around you, weeks at one constantly gets to see are terror attacks. Be it in Pathankot, Mumbai or Uri… we always find Pakistan’s name being linked to terror in our nation,” he adds.
He said Lata Mangeshkar has never been able to visit Pakistan for even one concert, because it was very difficult for the establishment in Pakistan to accept that an Indian singer could be so popular in Pakistan.
Earlier, actress-MP Hema Malini said that she respects the artistes but cannot ignore the sacrifice of Indian soldiers.
Actress Radika Apte was forthcoming in her opinion on the demand for ban on Pakistani artistes.