The nation is incensed, people are very angry: Amitabh Bachchan on terrorist attacks

Amitabh Bachchan said with folded hands that Pakistani artist ban is not the important issue right now, India first needs to pay homage to its jawans. Big B was speaking on his 74th birthday.

Written by Sonup Sahadevan | New Delhi | Updated: October 17, 2016 12:31 pm
Amitabh Bachchan, pakistani actors ban, pakistani actors ban controversy, pakistani actors controversy, amitabh pakistan actors, pakistan actors amitabh, Amitabh Bachchan birthday, big b, big b birthday, Amitabh Bachchan movies, Amitabh Bachchan news, Amitabh Bachchan actor, amitabh birthday, amitabh age, amitabh birthday date, Amitabh Bachchan images, Amitabh Bachchan pics, Amitabh Bachchan photos, entertainment photos, entertainment news, indian express, indian express news Amitabh Bachchan, at a press conference held on the occasion of his 74th birthday, said that Nation is incensed after Uri attacks and it is time to show solidarity to our jawans.

Actor Amitabh Bachchan refused to comment on the political call to ban Pakistan actors in the wake of the Uri terror attacks. Addressing the media on his 74th birthday, Bachchan said, “This is not the time and I don’t think it is right to put forward these questions. Who said what, where and how… this is not the time.”

Standing by the army in these troubled times, Bachchan echoed the sentiments of Akshay Kumar and said, ” The nation is incensed we all know that. People of this country are very angry by the incidents that have been happening at the border. I think it is the time to show solidarity to our jawans and our armed forces who are sacrificing their lives so that you and me can be safe here. That is what needs to be put in question. Nothing else.”

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Responding to another question about how fair is to ban an artist, Bachchan said, “I respect every artiste.”

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He was also asked if he would indeed by paying a musical homage to Uri attack martyrs. “Someone praised the Hanuman Chalisa I had recently sung and said I should pay homage to Uri martyrs. I said I would like to do it but would need to have some inputs. But it was reported that it is indeed happening,” he added.

When asked about his comment on Twitter after surgical strikes, Amitabh said, “That is a line from my film, Major Saab.”

 

Bollywood as a whole still remains divided on the issue of Pakistani actors. While few have opined that actors from across the border should issue strong statements condemning terrorist attacks, others have vociferously protest against the ban. Radhika Apte recently expressed that banning Pakistani actors is not the solution. “Pakistani actors should also be allowed to come here and do films in India. I don’t think they should be banned,” the actress opined.

Watch: Amitabh Bachchan speaks about terror on his 74th birthday

 

In reality, majority of Bollywood continues to support Pakistani artists, throwing their weight behind them and demanding to know how slapping of a ban would stop terrorism. After Karan Johar, Salman Khan too spoke out in favour of Pakistani artistes delinking them from terrorism and terrorists. “They come here on valid visas given by our government. They are artistes not terrorists, ” said Khan

In September, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena had called for a ban on all Pakistani actors working in India and also said that they will not allow films to release which have Pakistani actors in them. Later, the Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association (IMPPA) called for a blanket ban on artistes and technicians from Pakistan. However, IMPPA had said films with Pakistani actors which have been finished — Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees – will be released.

Since the Uri terror attack of September 18 that killed 19 soldiers. Pakistani actors were slammed for not condemning the terror attacks. Ever since then, Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan had posted Facebook messages condemning terror.

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In his official Facebook post, Fawad wrote, “I’ve been in Lahore since July as my wife and I had been expecting our second child. I’ve received numerous requests from the media and from well wishers worldwide asking me for my thoughts on the sad incidents that took place in the past few weeks. As a father of two little children, I pray and wish like many others that together we can build and live in a more peaceful world. I believe we owe it to our children who will shape our tomorrow. This is the first time I have spoken on the matter. Please disregard any other words attributed to me during this time because I have not said them. I thank all my fans and fellow artists from Pakistan, India and people in general all over the world who have shown continued support for their belief in love and understanding to unite a divisive world.”

On Monday, Mahira posted, “As a Pakistani and citizen of the world 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, and always plead with everyone to imagine a peaceful world. It has also been in this time my faith in saner minds and goodness has been restored, thank you for the messages, love and support.”

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    Fire
    Oct 11, 2016 at 8:24 am
    He rubbed the of your mother which is leaking gas
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      Vivek
      Oct 11, 2016 at 6:34 am
      Who will teach papu he knows only dalali or Saudagar one party so much acquainted with these words that after five decades of continues onsault of dalali after dalali one after another.
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        Amit
        Oct 11, 2016 at 8:50 am
        He released 4 cnt ffking zombies like you to cause mayhem
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          Amit
          Oct 11, 2016 at 8:52 am
          Ka2o ke maa-behen eek karo aur chain ke neend soo
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            Amit
            Oct 11, 2016 at 8:49 am
            These attacks have been happening since couple of decades now. Before Uri there was Pathankot and before Pathankot there was some other attach and the list is endless . During the 1980's stan used the Sikh radicals to kill Hindus in thousands.They always treat us as enemy but we appear always confused like a dumb a ss, sometime we lick their di ck and sometime we kick their as s. The cross breeds in India and the fence sitters like Bachhan are the problem to follow a consistent policy.
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              Vikrant
              Oct 11, 2016 at 7:20 am
              What is the award wapasi gang saying about URI attack, silence of pak artists on terrorism and the continous export of jihadis by stan to India. Why media is not putting up these questions to intellectuals like Aamir Khan or Shahrukh Khan? These parasistes will never speak on these topics and pressudes will never pose them such questions
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                Observer
                Oct 11, 2016 at 9:33 am
                Basically the question to ask is why did Pathankot and Uri happen? And whether any heads will roll for this fiasco. Strange that BJP wants stani artistes to take the brunt, when Rajnsth and Parrikar who should be kicked out, are going Scot free. Let's call a saved a spade and vent our anger, for the death of jawans, solely at the doorstep of the failed intelligence, defence and home administration.
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                  Nirmal Kumar
                  Oct 11, 2016 at 7:22 am
                  Amitabh seems to have ever been an ardent follower of "the middle path",as propounded by Lord Buddha wherein lies real peace--- neither any chance of any criticism for siding with inimical forces nor any threat of ending up intolerant like Akshay, Ajay Sunil Sheitty and others , so he thinks fit to pray with his hands folded when asked to give his opinion about the Uri terror attack not to raise any question, as this time is not proper.
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                    Surendra Bansal
                    Oct 11, 2016 at 9:46 am
                    By banning PAK artists from Indian films, terrorism would not stop but stan will feel pain. When we are hit now and then; how Pak artists can have LADDO in their both hands.You can not talk to a person whose nation is inflicting pain.
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                      Deepti
                      Oct 11, 2016 at 10:27 am
                      Why are people even wanting other nation people To react on our Jawan martyr's. I as Indian is my choice will I entertain or To be entertained by people of a country whose Head's are destroying peace and harmony in my country. Rather than shouting or protesting for those people To condemn something in my country, I would just not watch any movie or show which would benefit a country which endorses such crime. I am not going to watch these two movies, what so ever and its my personal choice and my way of solidarity To stand up with my country, soldiers and their family.
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                        Dr. Richard
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                          T DUTTA
                          Oct 11, 2016 at 2:20 pm
                          AMITABH BACHHAN FIRST CAME INTO FILM BECAUSE OF HIS VOICE---EVEN SATYAJIT RAY CHOSE HIM TO DO THE NARRATION IN THE FILM SHATRANJ KI KHILARI
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                            T DUTTA
                            Oct 11, 2016 at 2:15 pm
                            CALCUTTA CITY HAD A GREAT INFLUENCE ON AMITABH BACHHAN---HE WORKED HERE IN CARGO AGENT COMPANY BLACKERS and CO FOR 6 YEARS------HE MARRIED JAYA BHADURI OF CALCUTTA-----FAMOUS DIRECTOR MRINAL SEN GAVE HIM AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO THE NARRATION IN THE FILM BHUBAN SHOME---UTPAL DUTT WAS THE HERO IN THE FILM--HE LATER ON RECOMMENDED THE NAME OF AMITABH FOR THE FILM SAAT HINDUSTANI
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                              T DUTTA
                              Oct 11, 2016 at 2:11 pm
                              HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR JEE
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                                T DUTTA
                                Oct 11, 2016 at 2:22 pm
                                HE GOT AN OPPORTUNITY IN THE FILM SAAT HINDUSTANI BECAUSE HE HAD TO RECITE MANY POEMS --DEPICTING THE CHARACTER IQBAL
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                                  T DUTTA
                                  Oct 11, 2016 at 2:37 pm
                                  THE BEST FILM OF AMITABH BACHHAN IS ANAND-------in the film there was tremendous scope for over acting------BUT AMITABH DID NOT OVERACT EVEN ONE PERCENT
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                                    T DUTTA
                                    Oct 11, 2016 at 2:22 pm
                                    THESE ARE NOT CRITICISM--these are statements of facts
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                                      T DUTTA
                                      Oct 11, 2016 at 2:17 pm
                                      YES--the rest is history
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                                        Sankaran Krishnan
                                        Oct 11, 2016 at 6:58 am
                                        Yes let us not play politics over the issue and now is the time to show our solidarity to our Jawans who had sacrificed for our Country their life and those whoever speaks or play politics are Anti-Nationals and let us ignore them completely !!!
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                                          Kartha MN
                                          Oct 11, 2016 at 3:37 pm
                                          Pak was playing with India to kill. Nothing but kill. URI was too much for India after Mumbai and Pathankote. The Americans doggedly pursued and took on the perpetrator 9/11dia should pursue and get the perpetrators of 26/11 instead of depending on the treacherous Pak to act which they never would for that would tantamount to giving themselves up. Every one who would value humanity even if they were from stan would condemn the deable and dastardly act where the soldier could not even react to take on the enemy. The architect and their backers must be made to pay for it.The anger of AB is justifiable and find plangency
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                                            PRAVIN S
                                            Oct 11, 2016 at 6:49 am
                                            u have already shown soldierity with panama - why no prosecution for panama offe nders
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