Published On: Mon, Oct 3rd, 2016

Fawad Khan has zero effect by ban



After the ban of Pakistani artists by India, Pahlaj Nihalani who is India’s Central Board of Film Certification chief has stated the reason why the ban on Pakistani artistes is inexcusable.

On the resolution of banning Pakistani talent by Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) Nihalani has told that “To give a visa to any Pakistani is the sole decision of the government, and we as producers and actors, are saying they are not terrorists and that art and culture should never come in between.”

He also supports Bollywood director Karan Johar and King Khan on their decision to work with Pakistani actors. He further explained the cause that the two had brought Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan on board their movies whereas associations amid two countries were good and to ban Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Raees at the peak would be indefensible.

According to reports he said that “These artistes who have worked in these films should not be asked to leave. They have every right to work here.”

Akshaye Rathi, film exhibitor, though fixed with the ban on Pakistani artistes till the condition normalizes. He explained mostly the similar opinion which the chief of India CBFC, stated, “Logically speaking, blocking the release of the Ranbir Kapoor-Anushka Sharma-Aishwarya Rai starrer at this point of time will have zilch effect on Fawad Khan! The man has taken his fees for acting in the film and is happily back at home in Lahore now.”

He further added that the people who will affect from the ban are Dharma Productions (which relates to an Indian producer, KJo), India-based studio named Foxstar (which has spend a lot INR in ADHM), Ranbir Kapoor (who is an Indian actor), Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (an international icon, once more an Indian actor) and movie exhibitors crosswise India.

Rathi raised a question that who was being anti nationalist at this peak, “The people who have made Ae Dil Hai Mushkil or the ones who threaten to defy the Indian CBFC’s verdict and hamper the release of a film that is poised to plough a lot of money into the Indian film industry?”

Previously, Indian movie association affiliate Rahul Aggarwal has resigned later than the ban on Pakistani artistes stating that “art is above politics and as the custodians of this art; it is our responsibility to bring people together rather than divide them.”


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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