Published On: Mon, Oct 17th, 2016

Modi should apologize for Pakistan trip: Bollywood filmmaker



India’s eminent filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apologize for his visit to Pakistan in December last year.

Kashyap emitted his annoyance pursuing the cinema owners’ verdict here not to screen films with Pakistani actors, a stir that has hit hard Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil which is featuring Pakistani Fawad Khan.

Kashyap posted his comment in a tweet, “We solve all our problems by blaming it on movies and banning it. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, with you on this Karan Johar,”

He went on stating, “Narendra Modi Sir, you haven’t yet said sorry for your trip to meet the Pakistani PM. It was December 25. Same time KJo was shooting Ae Dil Hai Mushkil? Why?”

The director continued by stating that “Narendra Modi, why is it that we have to face it while you can be silent? Narendra Modi and you actually diverted your trip on our tax money, while the film shot then was on the money on which someone here pays interest. I am just trying to understand the situation because I am actually dumb and I don’t get it. Sorry if you feel offended,”

Modi visited Lahore after coming back from Kabul, Afghanistan in December last year for a astonish meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif.

The Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association of India on Friday decided that films characterizing Pakistani actors would not be screened in single screen theaters in Maharashtra, Goa, and Gujarat.

The verdict came with ignited India-Pakistan tensions in the wake of a terror attack on an Indian Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir and the Indian Army’s surgical strikes on Pakistani territory.

Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees is as well in dangers because it is featuring Pakistan actor Mahira Khan.


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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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