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.”

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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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                    Janaki
                    Oct 9, 2016 at 9:06 am
                    Ajay Devgan and Akshay Kumar are not top stars although seemingly they appear because of them being in the Hindi Film Industry. There are stars across different parts of India who are bigger than these both. Its just opportunities these people got to make some movies which were on and got recognized on national scale because of the language advantage. In terms of acting, pority, personality, integrity there are better stars. Using the timing to their advantage is the knack these actors(Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgan) have. Ajay Devgan maybe a good actor (he does not need to try hard) but there are better actors. We are just laymen. We do not indulge in these politics they do. They are just getting away with stuff.
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                      shiv
                      Oct 9, 2016 at 7:13 am
                      rumi not with you harlot.
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                        shiv
                        Oct 9, 2016 at 7:12 am
                        rumi terrorist
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                          shiv
                          Oct 9, 2016 at 7:14 am
                          you moron rumi Go to your mother land.
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                            Ashok Mazumdar
                            Oct 9, 2016 at 2:42 am
                            This New Fake Gou Rakshak has not been getting any films in any csse. So what choices he has? Just Speako before before Media
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                              Mayur Panghaal
                              Oct 9, 2016 at 4:10 am
                              Ajay Devgan was also featured in the Black Money files from Panama ...along with Amitabh Baccchan and Aishwarya rai and ex attorney gen of India Soli Sorabjee's son.lt;br/gt;---------------lt;br/gt;In contrast to this ....Feku has let loose Income tax on all donors who were openly listed on AAP website in list of donors.lt;br/gt;------------------lt;br/gt;Only a fool would fall for this nautanki master and his ring leader.
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                                Mayur Panghaal
                                Oct 9, 2016 at 4:12 am
                                All people commenting here without signing in via their social media accoutns are just trolls from BJP call center.Just ignore them.
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                                  Mayur Panghaal
                                  Oct 9, 2016 at 4:43 am
                                  Comment using your real ideny.Feku bhakt
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                                    Mayur Panghaal
                                    Oct 9, 2016 at 4:11 am
                                    Nawazuddin Siddiqui is an Indian actor. Did you take a stand for him? For your fellow actor? Against Muslim hating bigots? No? Then sit down Devgan !!
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                                      muralidhar
                                      Oct 9, 2016 at 2:56 am
                                      so what salman is not blo/.dy big he ibig feku who should have been in jail a criminal he kills peaole in footpath kills black buck what not so no feeling if soilder dies
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                                        Nani
                                        Oct 9, 2016 at 4:32 am
                                        Are you Indian? If one of your family affected with terrorists then you came to know the difference between National issues and political or religious issues? you s have answers for those soldiers and their families who killed by terrorists?
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                                          Nani
                                          Oct 9, 2016 at 4:28 am
                                          Fools like you falls under stanis
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                                            Param
                                            Oct 9, 2016 at 5:01 am
                                            yes and same with farah too
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