Published On: Thu, Oct 22nd, 2015

Shan spoke up on Shiv Sena’s aggression



Recently the extremism in India has been passing through its limits and the threats by a radical party Shiv Sena in India has compelled many Muslims living in India to remain silent. The coercion by the fanatic party to the Pakistani sports and celebrities has created a spiral of silence.

In fact, the ones who always have the capacity of speaking out have selected to obtain a very tactful approach; although Hamza Ali Abbasi was praying to God that He gives Shiv Sena Hidayat. Ahsan Khan was preferred to bridge the gap and work together. Mahira and Fawad have also decided to remain silent because of the warmth of the issue, bearing in mind both stars has great developments under their strap in India.

Enter Shaan Shahid’s tweet

“Where are all the Pro-Indian supporters? Can’t seem to find them on social media to comment on the ongoing Indian Shiv Sena attacks Pakistani talent.

From Ghulam Ali to Mekaal Hassan band, From the book launch of Kasuri to the attack on our cricket representatives.

Now you will know why there are Borders and now you will see them clearly”


The evergreen patriot recapped: “Now you will know why there are borders and now you will see them clearly.”

Strapping words approached from the Waar actor, who has taken the contentious position on social media as he efforts to defend his anti-India emotions.

The Facebook post has made all kinds of responses fires. Many followed that what Shahid implied.

“We should boycott all Indian showbiz related stuff in Pakistan at every level especially Indian films should be banned immediately in Pakistani cinema houses,” said one fan.

One more clanged in, “A very good indirect message to Marwa Hocane, who is a puppet in the hands of those Indians.”

Nevertheless, who were remarking they were not all haters.

Another one determined to think realistically, “Do you know the total population of India? Blaming a whole nation on the basis of the opinion of a small group is not what’s expected from you. It’s the same as the world has an opinion of your country based on views of some extremists, yourself included.”

One commenter, who acknowledged herself as Indian, said: “Hey, I am an Indian. Guess what? More than Pakistanis, we condemn Shiv Sena. They are suffering from verbal diarrhea. We love Pakistani artists (in fact, any good artist in this world) — we are huge fans of Mehdi Hasan, Farida Khanum, Rohail Hayat, Atif Aslam, Ali Zafar, Fawad Khan, Rahat Fateh Ali, you name it! We love them all!”

Shiv Sena which is a Hindu extremist party related to a ruling alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Maharashtra has said that Pakistani movie stars, Mahira Khan, and Fawad Khan, are their latest targets.

“We have taken a stand not to allow any Pakistani actor, cricketer or performer to step on Maharashtra soil,” says Akshay Bardapurkar, general Secretary of the Shiv Sena Chitrapat Sena, the party’s film wing.

Shaan has also said about the inequitable behavior Pakistanis bear at the hands of Indians in the history.

“It hurts me to see our talent being used as second-hand B-grade options. I would love to see any of our actors in a leading role like Dhoom 4 that would be a success story to write home about. Plus, India doesn’t support Pakistani movies like Waar and 021 are not being released in India, but we seem to have no issue with that.”


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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.