Banning Pakistani artist is no solution
Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association has banned Pakistani actors
Banning Pakistani artist is no solution:- Bollywood’s veteran actor Om Puri has voiced his opinions against the recent ban on Pakistani artists by Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) and has also said that it would not change the situation between the two countries.
Puri was seen stating that it is the government who must decide who shall stay here or who shall leave.
“When the government is taking an action, we are supposed to stay quiet. It hardly matters if we send back the artists from Pakistan, who are still working here, or let them stay”, he added.
The 65- year-old actor has called the ban on Pakistani actors as mere insignificant as they all are working her with a valid visa, approved by the government.
Puri said if the Pak artists leave their Bollywood projects in the middle, the Indian filmmakers who have signed them will have to incur huge losses.
On the other hand, filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor has also echoed similar feelings and said that the art and politics should not be mixed, irrespective of the tensed situation between India-Pakistan.
Since the time IMPPA had passed the resolution to ban the Pakistani artists in India post the Uri attack, Bollywood has been also divided into two segments. While the several celebs have criticised the ban, there are many who have even backed the ban as well.
Few from the industry have even backed the ban
Actor Randeep Hooda, filmmakers Anupam Kher, Ashoke Pandit are among those who have backed the ban.
Hooda has tweeted that Pakistan should be culturally isolated.
“We are trying to isolate Pakistan economically & diplomatically so the cultural isolation must follow #BanPakArtists #IndiaComesFirst #India,” he wrote.
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has also believed that art has no boundaries; the situation right now is such that nothing is bigger than the nation.
He said that the Pakistani artistes, who have worked in India should further condemn the Uri attack.