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.
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        Dinesh
        Oct 4, 2016 at 6:46 am
        Well Said Sir Patekar you should join BJP
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          MyTake
          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!
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            Anwar
            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 them.lt;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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              Amar Banerjee
              Oct 5, 2016 at 9:36 am
              WHY SALMAN KHAN IS ADVOCATING FOR THOSE PAK ARTISTS WHO ARE NOT MORE THAN A BEGGAR? THEY CAME TO INDIA TO EARN THROUGH THEIR SPONSORS LIKE SALMAN AND OTHER KHANS? WY THEY DON'T GO TO STAN AND GET THEIR LUCK TRY ONCE GAIN? IT IS FOR INDIA'S SPORTING FANS THESE ARTIST GOT THEIR NAME AND FAME. BE INDIAN FIRST . THEY SHOULD KNOW THAT NOTED PAST ARTISTS LIKE NOORJAHAN OR SEKH MUKHTAR WERE VANISHED ON SHIFTING TO STAN - DO THESE PEOPLE WANT SAME?lt;br/gt;WE ARE PROUD FOR NANA AND BIG -B.
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                Ashok
                Oct 4, 2016 at 1:18 am
                Well said
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                  m v
                  Oct 4, 2016 at 7:46 am
                  Feelings of a real patriotic expressed by Patekar. Proud of him. Salman and other chamchas of Bolliwood should understand that country comes first always than any other things. These people are selfish and have no morals. India is not the aggressor.
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                  1. শৌনক বসু
                    Oct 5, 2016 at 11:43 am
                    I am quite sure Salman Khan wont have so much sympathy if there was such a ban from artistes of Nepal/ Sri Lanka / USA (i.e. any Non Muslim country).... LOL
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                      Bhiku
                      Oct 3, 2016 at 10:15 pm
                      Peope like Karan Johar, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Sudheendra Kulkarni will wet their pants if they just are sent to the border let alone fight for country!
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                        Champa Bai
                        Oct 3, 2016 at 9:21 am
                        Our jawans are the real HEROES of this country...........nobody comes even closer to them......and who is this Salman Khan.....useless actor, who killed a poor guy while driving drunk, killed a black buck because he thought its his birthright and got away with it........
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                          Chandrasekaran
                          Oct 3, 2016 at 8:46 am
                          It is good traitors like salman khan, karan jhar om puri and co should be kicked out of the country or at least boycotted
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                            Girija Nandini
                            Oct 4, 2016 at 2:16 am
                            The major problem before India is that it has got a snake as its neighbor. Mahatma hi has said," If the means is not pure,end can never be pure".The genesis of stan was impure.stan was created out of hatred,vice,fanaticism,anger,complex,arrogance and with a narrow approach to human values.From the very beginning stan developed negative approach.A nation is known by the character of her people.It became a safe Heaven for terrorists and fanatics.Rule of law is a dream in stan.Matured and rational people find suffocation in living there.The m rape in Bangladesh during 1971 war got m support and encouragement from fanatics?It was rationalised ! A country with such type of national character is a threat to human civilization.But India has to accept the challenge and has to face it with courage,prudence and foresight.It is quite clear that stan will initiate more sabotage in India and India needs to take some drastic steps against stan.Some sort of severe military actions are certain to happen.But this time stan must be divided in to parts.As such intellectuals in Sidh,Beluchistan and Gigit are making the ground for separation.A mutiny in Pak Army is also a possibility.Every thing depends on how India plans and materialises the actions.
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                              Kumar San
                              Oct 4, 2016 at 5:52 am
                              These great salmans feel their personal lives are rather important than country,lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;They must know first nothing is important than country either it may be religion / profession lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;do they at least know how many jawans lives are lost at least / year of course not because they are busy in promotions / counting collection of their movies.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Is there any such instance that these kind of people reaction if matter not pertaining to PAK.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;There 7 * life gift of mother land.
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                                Kumar San
                                Oct 4, 2016 at 5:38 am
                                When yakub memon hanged asper Apex court Great salman and like persons responded quickly ,lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;When our soldier were killed "where was Mr.Salman" and kept his pulse calm.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;People like salman don't respond when nature calamities occur in India but they are ready to respond if they happen in PAK.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Themselves proving they are patriots of PAK.
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                                  Rakesh Pandit
                                  Oct 3, 2016 at 4:12 pm
                                  Weldone Nana. Spoken like an Indian. That chap man, a criminal, never spoke for India or Indians in his life. His crazy father goes running behind him whenever this pig opens his mouth!! Thses people are "muslim first", then later Indians. Can any one trust them? Never know which one is a normal human being or whether he is like man, a killer !!!
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                                    Ganesh Gopal
                                    Oct 3, 2016 at 12:50 pm
                                    The collection from stan for their movies is substantial which forms a major share of their kitty. If their movies are banned in stan they lose that money. That is why their movies will have one song with words like allah, moulah, kuda etc.. to appease s. These actors are worried about their profits not the nation. One even went to become the b ambador of Olympics to sell his movie. What more do you expect of them..lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Nana is right when he says that actors are trivial when compared to a country and they don't have any legitimacy to comment on issues of national importance
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                                      NKSA
                                      Oct 3, 2016 at 9:50 am
                                      shame on you, such an intolerance on the worst victims of religious bigotry from your country
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                                        Rahul
                                        Oct 5, 2016 at 5:44 am
                                        Indeed, the actors are "NOTHING" and when it comes to our military and paramilitary forces, they deserve and command the highest order of respect in our nation. You actors are mere puppets, let alone any idol or icon.
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                                          harshraj
                                          Oct 3, 2016 at 12:28 pm
                                          Nana has beautifully articulated the feelings of crores of ordinary Indians. May the Gods bless him...
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                                            Himansh
                                            Oct 3, 2016 at 3:30 pm
                                            I am not a pro on this issue, But somehow comeup with a hypothetical scenario, please consider it, and lemme know if i am wrong. So lets just consider this situation at a lower level. Here's the scenario :lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The people residing next to our house has criminal tendencies like theft, slaughter etc. They even do hardship on their own children, they beat them, threaten them and all. Now few of those children regularly visit our house to play with our children, and feel much safe and secure than their own home. but at the end of the day they have to go back.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;So if we don't like our neighbors, should we send those neighbor's kids back home, or ask our children not to play with them ?
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