Abhijeet Bhattacharya accuses Salman Khan of supporting terrorism

Abhijeet Bhattacharya has criticised superstar Salman Khan for questioning the campaign against Pakistani artists working in India.

By: IANS | Mumbai | Published: October 2, 2016 11:46 am
Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Abhijeet Bhattacharya news, Abhijeet Bhattacharya singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya has criticised superstar Salman Khan for questioning the campaign against Pakistani artists working in India.

Abhijeet Bhattacharya has criticised superstar Salman Khan for questioning the campaign against Pakistani artistes working in India. He also accused the actor of being “ashamed to show loyalty to India” and supporting terrorism.

Bhattacharya’s comments have emerged a day after Salman expressed his views about the “ultimatum” issued by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and the “ban” by Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) on Pakistani artists from working in Indian showbiz. Salman said on Friday: “They are artists. What do you think… Are artists terrorists? They come to India with visa. Who gives them the visa? Our (Indian) government gives them a visa. The government gives them the work permit.”

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Bhattacharya on Saturday tweeted: “Pakistani and Indian artists have one thing common, both enjoy India’s money, love, fame and both are anti-India anti-Indian Army #SalmanKhan. Fawad Khan shows true patriotism towards his country Pakistan, whilst Bollywood’s Salman Khan is ashamed to show loyalty to India.” The singer also claimed Salman is busy shooting films with Pakistan talent and doesn’t pay any heed to the issues of the country.

He posted: “Superstars don’t watch news of #UriAttack #Pakistan killing, shooting, butchering Indians, they are busy too. shooting with Pakis”. When a social media user hailed his views, he went to dig into Salman’s infamous 2002 hit-and-run case.

Bhattacharya posted, “Because of our law machinery, Salman Khan is roaming free and supporting terrorism.” MNS had issued a 48-hour ultimatum on September 23 to all Pakistani cine and television artistes to leave India. The ban came after the September 18 terror attack that killed 19 Indian soldiers in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir.

Then, IMPPA also announced it has decided to ban Pakistani artists and technicians from working in India until the hostilities between the two countries subside. Salman’s views on the issue snowballed into a controversy with MNS President Raj Thackeray and Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut condemning it.

Raut said that veteran scriptwriter Salim Khan should keep his son Salman under house arrest, adding that the Bollywood superstar “blabbers” because no one in his family has ever died for the country. Thackeray said “these artists (Salman) should realise ‘Nation first’. If they have so many problems, we will ban their movies too”.

In a new development, it was reported that all Indian channels were banned in Pakistan by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). A few cinema halls in Pakistan have already decided against releasing any Indian movies.

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  1. S
    Oct 2, 2016 at 3:49 pm
    Well said
    1. A
      Oct 2, 2016 at 6:04 pm
      Any Indian who studies or works in another country is a traitor. Come back and then talk.
      1. A
        Oct 2, 2016 at 8:56 am
        you have INDIAN actors why to import these stani fellows .lt;br/gt;do not allow any stani to work and earn from India. people like Salman ,why you are lt;br/gt;spoiling your name for all this .
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          abhay tiwari
          Oct 3, 2016 at 4:03 am
          abhijeet is a good singer but why is he not understand the actor of stan not a guilty. salman sir right many celebrities are salman side but he not come openly thats not a good the artist is not a terriost salman sir u say right
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            H Bahl
            Oct 2, 2016 at 10:03 pm
            Salman Khan is a por actor But at fifty lacks maturity ! Getting into controversy is his favorite hobby.lt;br/gt; stan actors were asked to leave because they did not have the courtesy to condemn act of terrorism in Uri. For gods sake twenty of our soldiers died. A simple statement would have made a difference.lt;br/gt;Abhijit is Indian first than a Bengali. Mr Basak please do not distort facts . Salman is wrong and should refrain from speaking to the press.
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