Kajol backs Ajay Devgn’s stand of not working with Pakistani artistes, says she is proud of him

As battlelines have been drawn in Bollywood over ban on Pakistani artistes, Kajol has backed husband Ajay Devgn's statement of not working with actors from across the border.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:October 8, 2016 9:49 am
Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Ajay Devgn Kajol, Pakistani artistes, MNS ban, pak actor ban, ajay kajol image Kajol wrote that she was proud of husband Ajay Devgn for taking a stand and refusing to work with Pakistani artistes.

As Bollywood is divided into two camps over ban on Pakistani actors, Kajol has backed the stand of Ajay Devgn who has said no to working with stars from across the border in the present climate. Kajol took to Twitter to write, “So proud of my husband for taking a non-political and absolutely correct stand . @ajaydevgn #ProudIndian.”

Ajay became the latest Bollywood celebrity to come out in support of ban on Pakistani artistes working in India, saying he is not going to “share screen space” with them as of now in an interview. The actor, 47, whose film “Shivaay” is pitted against Karan Johar’s “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” at the box office later this month, said he is not worried about its release in Pakistan. This is the time to stand by the nation, he said. Fawad Khan has a special role in “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’.

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Ajay also took to Twitter to clear his stand, “Guys, pls stop the infighting & watch the whole interview. You will see that I haven’t spoken against any of my friends.”

When asked if he will share screen or any artistic space with any Pakistani artiste, Devgn said, “Not at the moment. I am very clear on this because you are an Indian first. I don’t care if my film doesn’t release in Pakistan. Their artistes are standing by their nation. They are earning here but are sticking by their nation. We should learn from them.”

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena had given an ultimatum to Pakistani actors to leave India and also asked for a ban on them working in Bollywood in the wake of the Uri terror attack on September 18. They have also threatened to stall the release of “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” and Shah Rukh Khan’s “Raees”, starring Mahira Khan.

The Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) has also passed a motion to ban artistes from across the border till Indo-Pak relations are normalised. In an interview, Ajay told CNN-News 18, while he understands one should not compare artistes with terrorists, when the ties between India and Pakistan are strained, it is “not possible to talk about exchange of art and culture”.

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

Salman Khan and Karan Johar had said banning Pakistani artistes from working in Bollywood was not a solution but there are many in the industry who have supported such a move in the wake of rising tension between the two countries. When asked about his take on Salman’s and Karan’s comments on the matter, Ajay said, “It’s saddening. You need to take a stand.”

Salman had said there’s a difference between artistes and terrorists and Pakistani artistes come to India on visa so, they should not be banned, while Karan said banning is no solution to terrorism.

(With inputs from PTI)

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    Dinesh
    Oct 8, 2016 at 6:45 am
    Ajay and Kajol should go to stan
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      Dinesh
      Oct 8, 2016 at 7:03 am
      Ajay is ugly and looks like donkeys arshe
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        Dinesh
        Oct 8, 2016 at 7:06 am
        People who support to stan actors then you lot are ARSHE s
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          Dr pradeep
          Oct 8, 2016 at 5:42 am
          Great solute u ajay devgan sir.
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            Kukur
            Oct 8, 2016 at 8:02 am
            suwar ke upar rengte hue keede.. desh ka khata hai aur supporter..s ko maarne se pehle tere jaiso ko maarna chahiye..samuhik public dhulai milna chahiye tere jaiso ko.. baheeniya ka aachaar
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              Padma
              Oct 8, 2016 at 9:22 am
              Absolutely true
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                C.anand
                Oct 8, 2016 at 8:04 am
                A for apple and D for donkey or duffer u dud!
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                  Banshee Ghol
                  Oct 8, 2016 at 5:54 am
                  Wii definitely do my bit and from now on watch all your films with my family in theatres. lt;br/gt;Thanks for supporting our nation
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