In context of Pakistan Artist Ban, Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan denied to comment on ban. On his 74 th birthday, Bachchan said, “This is not the time and I don’t think it is right to put forward these questions. Who said what, where and how… this is not the time.”
Big B asserted, “The nation is incensed we all know that. People of this country are very angry by the incidents that have been happening at the border. I think it is the time to show solidarity to our jawans and our armed forces who are sacrificing their lives so that you and me can be safe here. That is what needs to be put in question. Nothing else.”
When asked about Pakistan Artist Ban, he said, “I respect every artist.”
When asked by him if he would indeed by paying a musical homage to Uri attack martyrs, He made a statement that, “Someone praised the Hanuman Chalisa I had recently sung and said I should pay homage to Uri martyrs. I said I would like to do it but would need to have some inputs. But it was reported that it is indeed happening.”
On Twitter he asserted, “That is a line from my film, Major Saab.”
Big B asserted that, Bollywood people has different point of view on the matter of Pakistani artist ban. Very few people have speak out regarding this matter, he said.
Earlier, actress Radhika Apte shared on Twitter that Pakistani actors ban is not the solution. “Pakistani actors should also be allowed to come here and do films in India. I don’t think they should be banned,” she added.
Apart from Radhika Apte, many Bollywood celebrities expressed their views on Pakistani artists ban. Salman Khan commented, “They come here on valid visas given by our government. They are artistes not terrorists.”
The issued was raised by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena in September after the Uri Terror Attack that killed around 38 Indian Soldiers. Later, the Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association (IMPPA) also claimed that Pakistan Artist must be banned in India and they must go back to Pakistan
On Facebook, Fawad Khan shared, “I’ve been in Lahore since July as my wife and I had been expecting our second child. I’ve received numerous requests from the media and from well wishers worldwide asking me for my thoughts on the sad incidents that took place in the past few weeks. As a father of two little children, I pray and wish like many others that together we can build and live in a more peaceful world. I believe we owe it to our children who will shape our tomorrow. This is the first time I have spoken on the matter. Please disregard any other words attributed to me during this time because I have not said them. I thank all my fans and fellow artists from Pakistan, India and people in general all over the world who have shown continued support for their belief in love and understanding to unite a divisive world.”
Mahira Khan shared, “As a Pakistani and citizen of the world I strongly condemn any act of terror, any loss of human life no matter which soil it is on. I will not rejoice in bloodshed and war. I will always hope for and dream of a world where my child can live without it, and always plead with everyone to imagine a peaceful world. It has also been in this time my faith in saner minds and goodness has been restored, thank you for the messages, love and support.”