Here's how Amitabh Bachchan feels about banning Pakistani artists

Published: October 11, 2016
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Big B speaks up on the issue. PHOTO: INDIAN EXPRESS

Big B speaks up on the issue. PHOTO: INDIAN EXPRESS

It appears the ban on Pakistani actors by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) in the aftermath of Uri attacks have left Bollywood completely divided.

While some condemned the ban threat, others supported it. After Ajay Devgn, Farah Khan and Akshay Kumar, Bollywood’s veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan followed suit and has decided to show support for the ban on Pakistani actors, Pinkvilla reported.

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Extending his support to the Indian army, Amitabh said, “This is not the right time to ask these questions. The nation is incensed. There is so much anger in the country. It is time to show solidarity for our jawans.”

Amid increasing Indo-Pak tensions, the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) passed a resolution temporarily banning Pakistani actors from working in India on September 29.

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The resolution came after Indian nationalist party MNS warned all Pakistani artistes in India to leave the country. The MNS also demanded a ban on Bollywood films featuring Pakistani actors.

Bachchan’s latest film Pink – a courtroom drama-thriller – sees him play a lawyer for three young women who face assault charges after being molested by a group of men. It has been directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and produced by Shoojit Sircar, who is known for making politically-charged films like Yahaan and Madras Café.

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  • Bunny Rabbit
    Oct 11, 2016 - 1:30PM

    Hes very secure in his position. what diff does it make to him if the industry tilts this way or that . He can say what he feels like . Recommend

  • Parvez
    Oct 11, 2016 - 1:45PM

    ….at least he’s consistent.Recommend

  • RF
    Oct 11, 2016 - 2:36PM

    By the way beautiful OST of PINK is by QB.Recommend

  • Acorn Guts
    Oct 11, 2016 - 2:58PM

    You cannot stand behind them against Pak and turn a blind eye to what they are doing in Kashmir, have some guts to criticise them when they exceed all limits of humanity too. When you condone them in your anger against Pak then you also condone them when they ruin lives of thousands in Kashmir just to satiate your own anger. You support unjustified, inhumane, illegal and irresponsive violence in Kashmir. Recommend

  • Sana
    Oct 12, 2016 - 8:54AM

    I wish there is a nuke exchange between India and Pakistan for once and all. Maybe that would make people eventually hate less.Recommend

  • House M. D.
    Oct 12, 2016 - 11:35AM

    @Sana:
    That’s not a solution, and I hope you were joking.Recommend

  • Peace
    Oct 12, 2016 - 2:45PM

    Why are Indians leaving comments on Pakistani-based newspapers? Well, b’cause they want to be on top list of everything.Recommend

  • Ash
    Oct 12, 2016 - 2:50PM

    @ Sanaa do you think there would be people left after the nuke?Recommend

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