Mawrah Hocane loses out a Bollywood film post MNS controversy

Bollywood director Abhishek Jawkar decides not to cast Pakistani actor Mawra Hocane for his film Not a Prostitute, due to the ongoing MNS issue.

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai | Published:October 3, 2016 12:22 pm
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While many from the Bollywood fraternity have spoken against the MNS decision to ban all Pakistani actors working in Indian films, director Abhishek Jawkar, who debuted in the industry with a thriller film called Missing On A Weekend, says he was planning to cast Pakistani actress Mawra Hocane for his film Not a Prostitute but now he has dropped the plan. “I will not work with any Pakistani actors in my upcoming film Not a Prostitute or in my future projects also. I was planning to cast Pakistani actress Mawra Hocane as the leading lady of my film Not a Prostitute. But now after the Uri attack and India’s surgical attack reply, I strongly feel I should support my country and the soldiers fighting for our nation,” Jawkar said.

The director, though denied about Mawra being a part of his project, said the name of the leading lady will be announced soon. “Casting a lead lady may take a week more and we’re planning to go on floors in November,” he said. Mawra last acted in the film Sanam Teri Kasam and was famous for the song Tu Kheench Meri Photo. Director/Producer Jawkar next is based on the escort industry. Not a Prostitute to be made under the banner of Red Bulb studios, has also been written by him and is scheduled to release in November 2017.

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With the MNS decision coming true slowly and steadily, a lot of filmmakers are completely at a soup with their upcoming films starring the targetted Pakistani actors remaining incomplete. While some like Karan Johar and Mahesh Bhatt have vociferously shared their opinion, other celebs like Kangana Ranaut and Ranbir Kapoor chose to remain neutral. And then we had Salman Khan who supported these actors, stating that “they are artistes, not terrorists”.

Also read | Mahira Khan subtly reacts on banning of Pakistani artistes in India?

Though one of the targetted actors, Fawad Khan, remained silent on the whole issue, the Raees actress Mahira Khan has subtly showed her take on the issue by tweeting a fan’s hand written letter. She took to her Twitter handle and shared a post, which turns out to be something written by a Pakistani girl named Alizay Jaffer. The post soon went viral. Alizay got a lot of praise from netizens from both India and Pakistan.

(With inputs of IANS)

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    Amit Bhattacharjie
    Oct 3, 2016 at 7:25 am
    Abhishek Jawkar is a TRUE INDIAN who loves his Motherland.
  2. K
    Oct 3, 2016 at 7:29 am
    Most bollywood movies are funded by Underworld D company. They force the movie makers to cast actors. They also selectively promote movies with islamic and pak friendly themes. lt;br/gt;SRK's main hoon na is a good example. How they shamelessly showed South Indian hindus as terrorists while stan and North Indians are friends and jointly fight;br/gt;Most unfortunate thing is brain washed sickular Indians supporting such ic movies and narratives.
  3. K
    Oct 3, 2016 at 8:17 am
    Film industry must understand, its not the artists but the money that is going from india to terrorist nation like stan...... this is why stan's isolation is;br/gt;lt;br/gt;today i read in google news :-lt;br/gt;"stan wants to reduce tensions on LoC and focus on Kashmir," Sartaj Aziz, foreign policy adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, said in a;br/gt;(Reporting by Fayaz Bukhari; Writing by Douglas Busvine and Ruth Pitchford; Editing by Paul Tait)lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Sartaj and Nawaz wants to focus on Kashmir NOT terrorism in their own country.
  4. f
    Oct 5, 2016 at 7:10 am
    Nice blog Fresherwalkin
  5. P
    Oct 3, 2016 at 7:44 am
    All pro-papistani anti-nationals should learn from Abhishek Jawkar. They should not become profit hungry pigs at the cost of their nation.
  6. M
    Oct 3, 2016 at 12:03 pm
    Dear IE,lt;br/gt;Your stance of supporting the other countries artists is commendable. It is really heartening to such efforts from a newspaper like yours. I want to appreciate that you use all your intelligence to highlight them having their names in the heading and you refuse to publish any news items not having their name or photograph. Its an excellent tradition.. But i believe that .. probably that really suits in their country but not in our country. Please lets restrict ourselves by not having their names in the headings or their photographs in the boxitems.
  7. M
    Oct 3, 2016 at 9:43 am
    Am glad this director has made a wise decision. I respect him. I hope his movies become a hit! We as public have to encourage more patriotic people like this.
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