Not nationalism, but bullying, says Pooja Bhatt on barring Pakistani artistes

Pooja Bhatt says the ongoing campaign against Pakistani artistes working in India cannot be described as nationalism, but schoolyard bullying.

By: IANS | Mumbai | Published:October 21, 2016 5:15 pm
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Actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt says the ongoing campaign against Pakistani artistes working in India cannot be described as nationalism, but schoolyard bullying.The daughter of acclaimed filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt took to Twitter on Friday to express her views.

“It is neither nationalism nor blackmail. It is schoolyard bullying at its best and worst,” Pooja tweeted. Amidst the ongoing clamour over the cross-border tension between India and Pakistan spilling into the entertainment world, some Indian outfits have imposed a ban on Pakistani artistes from India’s showbiz world. A few Pakistani theatres have pulled down Indian movies from their screens.

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Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil became the first film to come under fire for featuring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan. Karan broke his silence about the forthcoming film, which will release on October 28, and said that he is hurt on being labelled “anti-national” ahead of the release of his directorial and production venture Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

He said he would not engage with talent from Pakistan “in the circumstance”.

Meanwhile, a host of other Bollywood celebs also voiced their support for Karan Johar and said it was extremely unfortunate that the filmmaker is being bullied for no wrong.
The celebs shared their views on the issue at the 18th Edition of MAMI (Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image) Film Festival yesterday.

Condemning the move of putting a ban on actors from the neighbouring country and voicing her support for ADHM, filmmaker Zoya Akhtar said, “It is very unfortunate that a film and a filmmaker gets targeted like that. He didn’t do anything wrong, he has not broken the law. Visas are being granted by the government, it’s legal for people to work here. He shot the film at a time when the situation was pleasant.”

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    Pat
    Oct 21, 2016 at 9:08 pm
    Bhatts kids were guide to David headley who killed so many mumbaikars. Why do we even watch Alia bhatt and these crazy pimp mahesh bhatt.
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      Animesh Naskar
      Oct 21, 2016 at 4:53 pm
      'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' maybe given benefit of doubt. But some of the so-called artists are just greedy business people. They act emotional onscreen but never shed a tear when country bleeds. When was last patriotic movie made with serious attempt? Are Indian movies nothing more than stupid songs and dance? lt;br/gt;Bollywood should learn from BCCI.
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        Rajiv
        Oct 22, 2016 at 9:30 am
        What more can one expect from a Lout like Raj Thackeray who goes about destroying public property and vandalizing cars on the road. Fadnavis has set a very bad example of giving in to pressure from MNS thereby giving credibility to goondaism and bowing to vandals.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;stani artistes should not be allowed to work here till stan becomes a friend of India . Raj Thackeray and his goons should be put in jail
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          Bhagwan Das
          Oct 21, 2016 at 3:46 pm
          It's comforting to see that some good sense prevails.
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            ashoks
            Oct 22, 2016 at 8:39 am
            A Industry which iwas nurtured by Dawood Ibrahim what better can we expect?
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              dkbindal
              Oct 21, 2016 at 4:08 pm
              she is indian?
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                DCS
                Oct 22, 2016 at 9:42 am
                This ban should have been voluntarily done by film industry.
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                  Dr
                  Oct 22, 2016 at 11:28 am
                  We be indeed shown the other cheek. And got slapped again. So reserve ur lectures for the other side. We r more than ok and from now on, we ll speak the language the other side will respect.
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                    SATISH
                    Oct 22, 2016 at 7:01 am
                    Look at Porkistan, They enforced blanket ban on Indian content, be it movie or news etc. we the indians with vested interests wants to shout against banning pak artists! These vested interests are selfish and does not think in national interest! Is this sh..t bhatt and her converted madcap father will ever visit our jawans or contribute 1% of their movie earnings to Jawans? In Bollywood there are lot of corpati producers who is not uttering one word about contributing 1% of their movie earnings to Martyerd jawan's family fund? This is india. full of selfish, opportunist ppl and politicians
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                      sato fernando
                      Oct 22, 2016 at 6:59 am
                      Agree.It is good to see sanity,maturity
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                        sato fernando
                        Oct 22, 2016 at 7:02 am
                        Are you not greedy?If not,you will see even greedy people not greedy.The question of greed won't even arise in your mind,great patriotic,national indian.
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                          sato fernando
                          Oct 22, 2016 at 6:57 am
                          She is sane human before she is indian
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                            sato fernando
                            Oct 22, 2016 at 6:57 am
                            and you spreading venom are good for humanity?
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                              mohan rao
                              Oct 21, 2016 at 4:38 pm
                              She looks like a stani man!
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                                mtv
                                Oct 22, 2016 at 10:16 am
                                But the shooting for these films started much before the relation between neighbors went sour. How can film wallahs could have predicted the situation will turn upside down like this. Only an year back, Modi visited stan on a personal basis.
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                                  Parshulakshya
                                  Oct 22, 2016 at 7:01 am
                                  What do you expect from the blood of Bollywood's most active stani agent. The sooner or later such creatures of prop and pomp of celluloid screen will fall into the Mumbai's gutter . Sad and disgusting that some crooks are supporting the release of Karan johar's film ignoring the people's sentiments.Countrymen Boycott the film and its promo-shows on Tv.
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                                    Parshulakshya
                                    Oct 22, 2016 at 7:01 am
                                    What do you expect from the blood of Bollywood's most active stani agent. The sooner or later such creatures of prop and pomp of celluloid screen will fall into the Mumbai's gutter . Sad and disgusting that some crooks are supporting the release of Karan johar's film ignoring the people's sentiments.Countrymen Boycott the film and its promo-shows on Tv.
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                                      P Balu
                                      Oct 22, 2016 at 6:26 am
                                      The w Country is writhing in intolerance. We are no better than s under this nasty "holy Cow " Govt. All the bad one India has a voice now. No good Hindus side with the lowly BJP.
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                                        Ravi Shankar
                                        Oct 22, 2016 at 9:58 am
                                        well bhakts are blind and have absolutly no sense of Logic. They bully the weak, but when the opponents areas strong as Britishers then they will lick the leg of Britishers!lt;br/gt;They better concentrate on Indias development of India instead of bullying people in the name of Psuedo-nationalism
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                                          Ranjeet
                                          Oct 22, 2016 at 8:49 am
                                          Pooja Bhat want's to sleep with stani actorslt;br/gt;Her brother helped a terrorist to do servellance in Mumbai lt;br/gt;Her father is all for stan , any thing stan does he will support them lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;We should deport Bhatt family to stan
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                                            Niks
                                            Oct 23, 2016 at 11:09 am
                                            Talking about reality of those who has no respect for nation and it's soldiers is not spreading venom. A real venom is spread by Abrahamic religions in India as well as all over the world but when non-abrahamic people oppose them they become communal.
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