Published On: Thu, Oct 6th, 2016

Pak star Mawra Hocane condemns Uri attack, wants Indo-Pak peace

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Pak star Mawra Hocane condemns Uri attack, wants Indo-Pak peace

Mawra Hocane, who made her Bollywood debut with film ‘Sanam Teri Kasam’, has reacted on Uri attack.

Mumbai: While Fawad Khan is still keeping mum on Uri attack, Pakistani actress Mawra Hocane, who made her Bollywood debut with film ‘Sanam Teri Kasam’, has reacted on the issue.

After the Uri attacks that saw 18 Indian soldiers losing their lives to terrorism, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) had given a 48-hour ultimatum to Pakistani artistes to leave the country or get ready to be kicked out, forcing actors like Fawad Khan to fly back to Pakistan.

Things got messier when Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) announced a ban on Pakistani artists and technicians for an indefinite period until normalcy returns. Though many Indian artistes have so far voiced their perspectives on the attacks, no Pakistani artiste has spoken out on the issue so far apart from Mawra Hocane who condemned the terror attack.

Mawra wrote on her Twitter, “I strongly condemn all terror attacks We must realise that a life lost is a LIFE LOST! The world needs to stand together against terrorism!”

Mawra Hocane

The actress also wants India and Pakistan to hug it out.

Mawra Hocane

Due to the on going hullabaloo surrounding cinema and Pakistani artists, Bollywood stars such as Salman Khan, Om Puri, Karan Johar and others spoke out in support of the actors from our neighbour country by requesting people to keep art aside from political conflict, for which, they received backlash.

MNS Chief, Raj Thackeray had vehemently criticised Salman, Om and Karan Johar for opposing the ban. MNS has also threatened to stop the release of ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ and ‘Raees’ which features Pakistani actors Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan respectively. Eventually, the release date of ‘Raees’ got postponed.

In an interview, Raj Thackeray had said, “We have asked the theatres to not release their movie, we must teach them a lesson, the producers are more at fault than those artists.”

The controversy has already divided Indian film industry in two parts with many supporting the ban, while few opposing it by requesting people to keep art and cinema away from political conflict.

Courtesy: DC

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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