The aftermath of the Pulwama attack led to many Bollywood celebs demanding to cut cultural exchanges with Pakistan. While Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Rekha Bhardwaj and others cancelled their scheduled visits to Pakistan, others such as Sonam Kapoor, Javed Jaffri and Swara Bhaskar are hoping better sense will prevail.
In a tweet, Bhaskar lauded several Pakistani women who are vouching for peace amid the tense political situation. She wrote, “Thank you friends from Pakistan for this message of condolence and peace. Laudable initiative by young Pakistanis. We hear you!”
In another tweet, the Raanjhanaa actor added, “Everyone who is spending time spreading hatred and abuse on Twitter, WhatsApp, and social media. This is you.”
The actor also called out people rioting in Indian-occupied Kashmir. “STOP targeting Kashmiri Muslims in cities of India,” Bhaskar wrote. “Apart from the fact that it’s inhuman and just WRONG. This is also exactly what the terrorists and their sponsors want! An India which is imploding by infighting! It’s not patriotism… it’s hateful, wrong and bad strategy!”
Bhaskar’s stance on the matter was surprising since the last statement she gave about Pakistan was about nothing but hate.
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