The Uri attacks have not only changed the face of politics but it has also affected the Bollywood industry. The nation is grieving the loss of 18 soldiers who died in the attacks. After the attack, the MNS declared that all Pakistani actors will be banned in the country and that they should leave India within 48 hours.
The political party also stated that it will not allow the films ‘Raees’ and ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ to release as it stars Pakistani actors Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan. Many Bollywood celebrities have given their views on the ban and also stars Varun Dhawan and Sushant Singh Rajput gave their opinions.
The MNS has now slammed these actors for their stance on the issue saying, “We thank people for all their support. However, with the return of Fawad Khan, our protest hasn’t ended. We won’t allow any Pakistani actors or players to work here. We won’t allow Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil to release. Whoever is supporting Karan Johar, be it Varun Dhawan or Sushant Singh, where were they when jawans were dying? After Uri attacks, the government didn’t do anything. The moment we said ban, Pakistani actors, sympathy has started flowing in. Also, this news about Salman Khan having called up Raj Thackeray is false.”
Another MNS authority also spoke on the matter saying, “We had given Pakistani artists 48 hours to leave the country. Today not a single Pakistani artist is in the country. Whether they have gone back to Pakistan or Dubai, what matters is they are not in India. Our protests are not yet over. I respect Zee’s Subash Chandraji for stopping all Pakistani serials on Zindagi channel. I also thank Pahlaj Nihalani for his support and Colors channel for agreeing not to take any Pakistani artists in Comedy Nights Bachao and Bigg Boss. I thank Radio Mirchi for supporting us and stopping Atif Aslam’s program. The day Pakistan stops terrorist attacks only then will we extend our hand of friendship. After the attacks, none of these Pakistani actors condemned it. We are not protesting against art and cinema, we are protesting against Pakistani actors.”