I believe that artistes and cricketers don’t come and throw bombs: Paresh Rawal on Pak artists ban
Ever since the Uri attack last year, the tension on the borders started affecting the industry as well. The tension escalated when political parties started calling for a ban on Pakistani artists working in Bollywood. While many supported the ban, a few insisted that art and politics must not be mingled.
The next to open up on the issue is Paresh Rawal who will next be seen in Sanjay Dutt’s biopic. He reiterated that he would love to work in Pakistani films and serials. “Yes, I would love to work in Pakistani films and shows. I love all Pakistani TV serials like Humsafar, the way they act, the story, the writing, the language…it’s all good. I feel our shows are boring,” said Paresh told a leading daily.
He further added, “I believe that artistes and cricketers don’t come and throw bombs. They are not terrorists; rather they bridge the gap between the two countries. But when the mood is not good why rake up issues at that time? It is better to stay with your country,” he said.
He also added that he does not support the idea of imposing a ban on Pakistani artiste. “There should be no ban on anyone or anything. Even in Hindi Medium there was a Pakistani actress but nothing happened as the mood is good in the country,” he concluded. The senior actor recently hit headlines for his controversial comments against author Arundhati Roy where he suggested that she should be tied to an army jeep to deter stone pelters in Kashmir
Source : Pink Villa