Ajay Devgn says won’t share screen with Pakistani actors, Farah says Indians better

Ajay Devgn said, “There is an exchange of bullets happening and you are talking about exchange of culture? We cannot isolate ourselves from the nation.”

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 17, 2016 12:33 pm
Ajay Devgn, ajay devgn Pakistani artistes, Fawad Khan, pakistani artists bollywood, farahn khan indian actors, indian express news, entertainment news, ae dil hai mushkil vs shivaay, Bollywood Ajay Devgn, when asked if he will share artistic space with Pakistani artistes, said, “Not at the moment. I am very clear on this because you are an Indian first… Their artistes are standing by their nation. They are earning here but are sticking by their nation. We should learn from them.”

A DAY after actor Fawad Khan talked about coming together to build “a more peaceful world”, fellow Pakistani actor Mahira Khan Saturday issued a statement with a prayer for peace. Both the actors have been under criticism after the Uri attack and their detractors have been asking them to take a stand.

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Meanwhile, actor Ajay Devgn has said he would not share any artistic space with Pakistani actors in the current situation. Director Farah Khan, on her part, has said she would prefer to cast “somebody from my own country”.

Fawad will be seen in Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, scheduled to release on October 28, while Mahira features in the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Raees, which is set to release on January 26. In her statement, Mahira said: “I strongly condemn any act of terror, any loss of human life no matter which soil it is on! I will not rejoice in bloodshed and war. I will always hope for and dream of a world where my child can live without it…”

Devgn, when asked if he will share artistic space with Pakistani artistes, said, “Not at the moment. I am very clear on this because you are an Indian first… Their artistes are standing by their nation. They are earning here but are sticking by their nation. We should learn from them.”

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The actor told CNN-News 18: “There is an exchange of bullets happening and you are talking about exchange of culture? We cannot isolate ourselves from the nation.” When asked to comment on Salman’s and Karan’s remarks on the issue, he said, “It’s saddening. You need to take a stand.” Devgn’s film Shivaay is pitted against Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

Farah, meanwhile, said “There are two that we are talking about and they are not important in the scheme of things. The movies were made when it was not illegal to work with Pakistani artists and it would be unfair to ban those films. If you say we should not work with them from now on, I say we have enough talent in our country and we should work with them. I think we are far better so I would prefer working with someone from my country in my movies.”

With PTI

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    Bond
    Oct 9, 2016 at 2:31 pm
    ok Hema Malini has shown her sweet side in Baghban. Why are these actors so mean to fellow artists. Is Ajay jelous of stani talent? Who knows?lt;br/gt;Is he feeling compeion from stani talent Fawad Khan. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;They should not get involved in politics. you are creating a divide in society. Ever thought about your fans in stan? They must be heart broken. Kajol has also let down her fans.
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    Bond
    Oct 9, 2016 at 2:20 pm
    who cares about racist bigots. jealous of talent and worried about their own pockets.lt;br/gt;shame on them. you should use the arts to unite. Shame on Hema Malini who cant act, and her speaking English in that awful accent. sickening. She is another racist old hag.
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      Amir Khan
      Oct 9, 2016 at 7:15 am
      narrow minded people lives in bid country......lt;br/gt;indain film industry based on nude female culture.lt;br/gt;in every film woman showing her nude body.
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        amol
        Oct 9, 2016 at 6:18 am
        these actors (Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgan) are no different from the khans. They are only opportunists trying to capitalize the situation for their favor. People fall for such actors. Actually Nana Patekar is the right person who is not using the situation to favor himself. He truly loves the country. The other two are just trying to win brownie points for their image. If the tide would turn the other way, they will change again.
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          ashoks
          Oct 9, 2016 at 3:14 am
          For supporting Virat kohali by fan in stan the boy was put behind bars ,here we have matured artist from stan who feel the blood of people died in Paris Thicker than Indian Soldiers blood have no guts to say a word about cowererdly act of terrorist from their country have no business to be here,let People like Salman Khan and Sharukh Khan Karan Johar go to stan and shoot their films there and not insult our brave Jawans death.
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            DVS
            Oct 9, 2016 at 4:30 am
            Fawad and Mahura are talking in air. They have not named and condemned Uri attack. Just general comment that want peaceful world to live.
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              lafanga
              Oct 9, 2016 at 7:28 am
              These artists are just pasey k pujaree. They will say anything to get a rupee.
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                J.Ramakrishna
                Oct 9, 2016 at 2:41 am
                It is not understood why director Karan Johar casting/casted stani artists in his films,any supersion or ........... when several heroes and heroines are readily available here. People should boycott his films
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