Pakistani actor Fawad Khan has broken his silence and has finally delivered a statement over the ban on Pakistani artistes issued in India following the terror attacks in Uri.
Earlier, the Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) had imposed a ban on all Pakistani artistes in India as a sign of protest against the terror attacks on September 18 where militants stormed an army camp in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, killing 19 Indian Army soldiers.
The ban has remained to be hugely controversial, involving many Bollywood actors like, Salman Khan, Nana Patekar and Om Puri, among others, who spoke publicly about the matter.
On Friday, Fawad, through a Facebook post, said this:
Shortly after, people expressed their ‘mixed’ views on Fawad’s statement.
“Lol What a balance.your statement is even more Diplomatic than diplomats you are playing very well on the edge for your future and that’s good for you but sometimes you have to show your feelings and emotions as Patriot for your country….!!!”
“This is called elegant diplomacy. He can’t make both Indians and pakistanis happy at the same time”
“Stop acting innocent! People in India loved you always, supported you even when half the population stood against you,and what you did? You betrayed them by acting innocent in India and just when you reached the pakistani border your statements changed.”
“I love ur act…no matter wht gossips come out in media…u r a good actor…i ‘ll b a fan of urs as always…i m an indian…Also being pakistani does not mean that you are a terrorist.”
“Oh my god guys when everyone is fighting if someone doesn’t want to do the same thing and saying thing beautifully. Why we are accusing him,” (sic) another defended the ‘Kapoor and Sons’ actor.
“The whole period shortly before expecting a child is highly nerve-wracking for fathers. One’s whole concentration is focused on just that. One is busy focusing on whether the pregnancy is going OK and has to support the mother.”