With emotions running really high following Uri attacks – people are questioning why Pakistani actors should be allowed to work in Bollywood in the first place, given how Pakistan has often behaved with India.
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BJP spokesperson Siddharth Nath Singh said by condemning terrorism, Pakistani artists will show to the world that there are voices in Pakistan who don’t want terrorism to be part of the tool of their state politics, and do good with their country.
In view of the raging debate of Pak actors working here in India, Pakistani actor Mahira Khan said that she “condemns any act of terror, no matter which soil it is on”.
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As of this moment, the ban on Pakistani artists from working in Indian films by the IMPPA (Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association) stands intact though films which are already complete with Pak actors in them, such as Fawad Khan-starrer Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Mahira Khan-starrer Raees will not be stopped from releasing.
On the Indian side, Ajay Devgan has said he would not share any artistic space with Pakistani actors in the current situation, while director Farah Khan, has said that she would prefer to cast “somebody from my own country”.