Published On: Thu, Oct 15th, 2015

Respect for Pakistan doesn’t mean anti Indian



Some compliments has made by Naseeruddin Shah who is an Indian film and stage actor and director for Pakistan.  He believed that compliments by any Indian to its rival state Pakistan should not be considered as anti Indian. He continued that respect for Pakistan by Bollywood actor is viewed with abhorrence and scorn and who do this is always faced with a repercussion. The annotations he made in praise of Pakistan at the launch of a book by Pakistan’s former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri. In an interview with India today he said that he was victims because he was a Muslim.

“My name is Naseeruddin Shah and I believe that’s why I was targeted. It really pains me to say this. I have never ever been aware of my identity until now.”

He further elaborate that some lawyer and journalist made some scornful comments on him that he is distorting the nation.

“I do not actually understand why anything said as a compliment to Pakistan must be construed as anti-Indian. If I say Imran Khan is great, does that make Sunil Gavaskar any less a cricketer,” the Bollywood actor asked.

Numerous writers have given back their awards in remonstration and protest against the killing of a Muslim man in Dadri and a chain of murders of writers but shah assume that it is all in vain.

“Awards mean nothing to me and therefore I won’t bother returning them,”

The script material should be strapping enough for revival rather than recurring awards.

About the Author

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.