Veteran actor Om Puri is the most recent celeb to have expressed his views on the ban of Pakistani performers. In a live TV interview last night Om Puri went to make some shocking statements that haven’t gone down well with a lot of individuals. On being asked about the Uri attacks and whether India should entertain Pakistani performers he said, ”Who had requested the soldiers to join the army? Who told them to pick the weapons?”. His insensitive comments have not only drawn him flak on social media but have landed him in trouble. FIR has been filed at Andheri(East) Police station.
“Prepare 15-20 people as suicide bombers and send them to Pakistan,” Om Puri commented further. His statements have infuriated everyone on social media including actor Anupam Kher and TV actor Karan Patel. “Dear #OmPuri ji. Mai aapki bahut izzat karta hoon. Lekin kal tv per desh ke sainik ke baare mein aapki baat sunkar bahut DUKH hua. #VerySad,” tweeted an upset Anupam Kher.
Speaking on the recent surgical strikes carried by our Indian army, the actor said, “When the government is taking an action, we all should stay quiet. It hardly matters if we send back the artists from Pakistan, who are working here, or let them stay. I have been to Pakistan six times and have met people from all strata.I have always received love and warmth. If the Pakistani actors leave the projects they are doing here in middle, then people in India (filmmakers) will also face financial loss.”
Kangana Ranaut to Madhur Bhandarkar and Mahesh Bhatt; everyone from Bollywood has been expressing strong views on the continuing argument. Anupam Kher are among those who have backed the ban while Salman Khan opposed the ban on Pakistani performers, saying they are artistes filmmakers Ashoke Pandit, not terrorists, celebrity Randeep Hooda. Hooda tweeted that Pakistan should be culturally isolated. “We are trying to isolate Pakistan economically & diplomatically so the cultural isolation must follow #BanPakArtists #IndiaComesFirst #India.”
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