Salman Khan Shares His Thoughts On The Prohibition Of Pakistani Artists In Bollywood
Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali was unable to perform in India because of political troubles last month. The recent debate over prohibiting Pakistani artists in Bollywood has created some friction in the industry. Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has shared his views on the issue stating that cinema should not be mixed with politics.
He said, “Now that everything is digital, Indians love to watch each and every entertainment show, including popular Pakistani shows. So, art and entertainment have no boundaries. Entertainment is evaluated by what common people want to watch”. He added, “Politics and art should not be mixed. This is not what common people want. If someone wants a Pakistani actor who can portray a role better, nobody can put a constraint. Bollywood has a huge number of fans in Pakistan and earns a good share of income from the neighbouring country”.
On the other end of the spectrum, the general secretary of the party’s film wing Chitrapat Sena, Akshay Bardapurkar feels, “How can we allow Pakistani artists to perform here when our soldiers are being killed by them? We are not interested in cultural ties with such enemies”. The Shiv Sena also targeted Pakistani actors Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan as they have been part of a few Bollywood projects.
Here are a few actors and singers from Pakistan who have marked their presence in Bollywood.