Nana Patekar on Pakistani actors ban: Jawans are our real heroes, actors are trivial

Nana Patekar urged people not to heed Bollywood actors as they are trivial when compared to the country.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 3, 2016 4:15 pm
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Nana Patekar urged people not to heed Bollywood actors as they are trivial when compared to the country. The actor was speaking about a call to ban Pakistani actors in the aftermath of Uri attack in which 18 soldiers were killed.

Nana Patekar said that matter of Pakistani actors working in India is mere trifle when it comes to country. “I don’t know anything else other than my country. An artiste is very small in front of a country. As artistes, we don’t have value when it comes to country,” said Patekar during an interaction with the media on Sunday.

Watch what Nana Patekar said on banning Pakistani artistes


Patekar also made it clear that the country comes first for him. ” I was in the army and have spent two and half years there. I know who are our biggest heroes. No one can be a bigger hero than our jawans. Our jawans are our real heroes,” said Patekar.

When asked about how Bollywood is divided on the issue, Patekar said, “We actors are trivial and insignificant. Please don’t pay attention to what we say.”

Patekar didn’t take any names of those who have different opinions. However, he said, ” I am talking about those people only. They don’t have the status to comment on these issues.”

Salman Khan had earlier said “They (Pakistani Actors) are artists, not terrorists. It’s the government who gives them work permits and visas. Art and terrorism should not be mixed.”

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Giving a backlash, the Shiv Sena on Saturday said that Salman too should migrate to Pakistan if he likes the Pakistani actors so much.

MNS chief Raj Thackeray, at a press conference, spoke at length about the matter. Taking the war of words to a level higher, Raj said “Are we short of artists in our country? Why do we need Pakistani artists to work in our films? I don’t understand. Jawans are fighting for us at borders.What’ll happen if they decide to put down their weapons? Who’ll guard our borders? Salman Khan? These artists should realise ‘Nation first’. If they have so much problem, we will ban their movies too”.

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    Amar Akbar
    Oct 3, 2016 at 7:14 pm
    These actors are so dumb that they read scripts written from someone very talented. Hence it is called acting when they read someone's script and act as someone. So when they are reading Dwaood's script where he tells them to create hate or talk about intolerance or make antiHindu movies as he will find them off course they are not on their own. So either ignore them or give them a gun and say go to border and act like our soldiers. Let's see how many stands up!
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      Chander Pal
      Oct 3, 2016 at 11:13 pm
      People like Nana Patekar need to be congratulated for such a clear cut stand on the issue. I do not see the need to have persons who have no stake in our nationalism. If an actor insists that he is stani first then where is choice for us to give him a role.
      1. D
        Oct 4, 2016 at 6:46 am
        Well Said Sir Patekar you should join BJP
        1. M
          Oct 3, 2016 at 9:19 pm
          Nana Patekar is right. lt;br/gt;India got its own non state actors who are soft in nature but ready to extend a soft landing cushion to their battle hardened brothers from across the border!
          1. A
            Oct 3, 2016 at 9:04 am
            People belonging to minority communities of stan, staying in India on a Long Term Visa, will soon be allowed to buy property, open bank accounts and get PAN and Aadhaar cards, with the Modi government planning to roll out special facilities for;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Why The Modi Government is extending this much sympathy towards these stanis, Kick them out instead of providing them support and and special facilities. I hate these stanis, they have no right to be here.
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