Fawad Khan breaks his silence: I pray we can live in more peaceful world

Fawad Khan speaks for the first time after MNS issued a ban on Pakistani artistes in India. The Pakistani actor says both the nations can together build a peaceful world.

Written by Mimansa Shekhar | New Delhi | Updated: October 8, 2016 11:28 am
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After days of speculations about when will Fawad Khan open up about the lingering issue around the ban of Pakistani artistes in Bollywood, the actor has spoken up! In an official post on Facebook, the Pakistani heartthrob explained his sudden departure from India and why he has so far remained silent on the entire matter. He has also thrashed all recent reports which claimed that Fawad has given a disappointing statement against India on his return to Pakistan. Fawad was among a list of Pakistani artistes, who were targetted by the MNS in the aftermath of the Uri attack. MNS had demanded a ban on Fawad along with Mahira Khan, Atif Aslam and Ali Zafar in Bollywood and even threatened them to go back within 48 hours.

Fawad had flown back to Lahore few days back, as his wife Sadaf was expecting the couple’s second child. Sadaf gave birth to a baby girl late on Tuesday. Fawad’s manager had confirmed the report to Pakistani media. Now, sensing that Fawad has got some time out from his family stuff, he has taken to Facebook to post his statement. He 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.

Check out the post here.

Fawad’s statement comes a day after two other Pakistan artistes — singer Shafqat Amanat Ali and actor Mawra Hocane, condemned the Uri attacks and showed concern over the rising terror strikes on the border. While Fawad’s post talks about peace, without supporting any nation in specific. But he does make a point!

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    Ikok
    Oct 7, 2016 at 4:37 pm
    It is merely a matter of little time when Indians will be looking for jobs in stan.. India is now become more radicalized and top the racist list..
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      Ikok
      Oct 7, 2016 at 4:53 pm
      Terrorist funded by India in Afghanistan.. but we have learned to live and know about our friends and foes
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        Chandu Shah
        Oct 7, 2016 at 5:29 pm
        Do you know who is the largest asylum seeker group? stani. So wake up
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          Pat
          Oct 8, 2016 at 2:14 am
          Dont care about fa....k khan. They are the same t.......ts , we don't want these spies working as actors for bhatts karan and the trashy khans.have people forgotten what bhatts did during 26/11, do we need tgese money suckers illiterate inhuman to tell the intellectual Indians.what we should. Our country and the Defense forces come first,you creepy creatures are to be ignored. We want the mes support not to watch these reel dumb heroes who are anti India like congress. You did well by uprooting congress now it's time we did to amir srk salman bhatts karan. Go Aishwarya gutsy lady. Neha dupia you can sell kiss up of srklt;br/gt;tvwatch
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            Radha
            Oct 7, 2016 at 10:37 pm
            He said a lot of things but didn't say anything. He just put words out to clear his name and has not said anything about the Uri attacks or terrorism emanating from his country. This shows how much he loves India and Indian people. I expect no loyalty from him towards India but as a human these attacks need to be condemned when he has done the same for other terror attacks across the world. One thing is clearly certain, Mr. Khan don't bother applying for roles in Bollywood because you are not going to get any work in India henceforth.
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              abhishek kumar
              Oct 7, 2016 at 3:41 pm
              VERY GOOD BUT DON'T COME HERE AGAIN !!!
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                Shafiq
                Oct 8, 2016 at 9:51 am
                if you dig up in history the Hindus were Aryans who came to India exterminated native people called Drawarians who were declared untouchables and they are untouchable to this day so get out of Indian mainland Hindus if Kashmiris are outsiders then you are outsiders as well
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                  Ananda Murti
                  Oct 8, 2016 at 10:43 am
                  Regardless of the current dispute I have a doubt. Why are producers importing Pak actors? Don't we enough actors in India?
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                    Anantula jaikrishna
                    Oct 7, 2016 at 2:22 pm
                    Why a must read pl ? There can be number of convincing arguments for and against ban. But those who are against ban, calling the artists as no terrorists, and those who want a ban asking them to condemn Uri type cowardly attacks clearly sponsored by the stani establishment . Here justifiably emotion, sentiments of hurt anger dictate strong opinions like bans. These artists who are in India as Indian crowd wants to see them are not bothered for any particular reason other than as being good actors or singers. Indian people all along made actors in to stars without looking beyond acting skills. But of late certain actors like Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Sharukh Khan etc made very deplorable statents guided by religious bias . This foolish atude did start build up of anger. The ban comes partly from this anguish and anger and partly while making tons of money they refuse to stand against state sponsored terrorism and terror outfits only waging war against India. So asking for banning entry is justified. These artists should respect the anger and sentiment. Also by banning all forms of contact the artists, writers, scholars, sports persons etc they will be made to feel ashamed of their country's terror support and probably will start a public movement to persuade their government to not only delink with terror organizations but to eliminate them. The today's world has moved from stone age to medieval times to modern times where there is no scope for religious fundamentalism let alone killing as terrorists.
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                      aneel
                      Oct 7, 2016 at 8:29 pm
                      His comments are a true sign of cowardice as he does not have the courage to comment against the terrorists from his own country and even show compion for the Indian soldiers who were victims from the stani so called non state actors. He is more worried about his own children than those 8th the valiant Indian soldiers. He has earned fame and wealth from India yet he doest not empathise with India.He should be banned by all Indians worldwide
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                        Apurwa Dwivedi
                        Oct 7, 2016 at 4:13 pm
                        Too little, too late.
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                          maverick
                          Oct 8, 2016 at 10:32 am
                          Fawad khan is a professional actor. It is business or dhandha for him. He may be totally indifferent towards anything else. Rather than endeavouring to give justice to the uri carnage India is clamouring for a condemnation from some next door Hugh Grant.
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                            carefreekids
                            Oct 7, 2016 at 7:46 pm
                            Are we really concerned for lives, floods killed 300 in india, farmers and farm workers fall below the poverty line, India has some 30 million stray mutts and more than 20,000 people die of rabies every year. Last year, Global Alliance for Rabies Control reported that India accounted for 35% of human rabies deaths, more than any other country. Storm in eastern state of Bihar kills at least 56, while 37 die in Uttar Pradesh, Jharkand and Madhya Pradesh as monsoon rains sweep country. But we are after Fawad Khans statement on URI. The families unlike Soldiers have no support from Govt. and therefore their families would be ignored. No one mentions them, coz its not a gossip to talk on those issues. its such a hypocrite world.
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                              Innathe Chinthavishayam
                              Oct 7, 2016 at 2:16 pm
                              Poetry will not help. Such generic statements are indicative of his double standards and everybody can clearly see through his mask. Like other artists he should have condemned the attacks and expressed concern over constant terrorist strikes. Only known people like him can put pressure on his government not to aid terrorists.
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                                Cleanermirror
                                Oct 7, 2016 at 6:56 pm
                                Lets us Indian carpet Bomb the entire Pak and then we will apologise
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                                  Cleanermirror
                                  Oct 7, 2016 at 6:55 pm
                                  s have big mouth. YOU see Americans are not Happy with your service. Open your mouth big. Wait till Chinese take over your entire Pak and ask all s to spread their rear also. Just listen Hasan Nisar and Tarek Fateh. And take vacation from your sick Islam,
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                                    Cleanermirror
                                    Oct 7, 2016 at 6:58 pm
                                    Wait in 2017 the Pak will split into five and s who are being kicked out of Saudi Arabia now will be eating ghas and drinking Gutter ka pani or what you call zzam zam
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                                      Cleanermirror
                                      Oct 7, 2016 at 4:22 pm
                                      We do not have any room here in India for ANY in any form.
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                                        Cleanermirror
                                        Oct 7, 2016 at 6:50 pm
                                        You came without your mother being .............? You Heera Mandi ki aulad. Every was shhhhit scared of "fake News" of surgical strike. Eveyone was shhhhhhhiting in their pants including your Allah. You Muslims are like rats. Just Pest. See when the world and humanity will wake Muslims like in Syria and Iraq they will be in dust. This bravado of yours only WE all wake up and bring the untold misery on you then your stupppppppid Allah will also be helpless
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                                          Cleanermirror
                                          Oct 7, 2016 at 7:01 pm
                                          You even know how to count? ha Count 72 virgins
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                                            DD
                                            Oct 7, 2016 at 8:02 pm
                                            Tum sab Kaa fir ho. Islaam aur Allah ke naam par dhabba. Tum Logo Musalmaan nahi . Islaam ke dushman ho. Allah ka Kaher Padega . Ye ek Sacche Musalmaan ki Bd Dua hai. staan 4 tukdo main Batega, Ameen. Summ Ameen. ...... *****
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