Pakistani actors shouldn’t be banned, says Radhika Apte

Radhika Apte firmly believes cross-border cultural exchange shouldn't be banned and expressed the same without mincing her words.

Written by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Updated: October 4, 2016 3:09 pm
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Radhika Apte firmly believes cross-border cultural exchange shouldn’t be banned and expressed the same without mincing her words. Speaking at an event of Swatch watches, Radhika strongly condemned terrorism and expressed her solidarity towards Indian army before taking a stand in favour of Pakistani artistes.

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Talking about the attacks in Uri and Baramulla, Radhika said, “All I feel is whatever is happening is disastrous and sad. It is beyond my comprehension. We are not there in person. We can only sympathise. There are no words in which I can express my solidarity.”

Talking about the political call to ban Pakistani actors, Radhika said, “If Swatch watches can come to India, Pakistani actors should also be allowed to come here and do films in India. I don’t think they should be banned.”

Majority of Bollywood has been in support of Pakistani artists, throwing their weight behind them and demanding how slapping of a ban wouldn’t stop terrorism. After Karan Johar, Salman Khan too recently spoke out in favour of Pakistani artistes delinking them from terrorism and terrorists. “They come here on valid visas given by our government. They are artistes not terrorists, ” said Khan.

The only prominent celebrity who has put the country before art happens to be Nana Patekar. The veteran actor opined that artistes are like bugs in front of the nation. “My country comes first for me.” Nana also indirectly trolled Salman for speaking out in favour of Pakistani artists.

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    arpit jain
    Oct 6, 2016 at 4:37 pm
    every Person have different opinion and different thinking lt;br/gt;here is mine lt;br/gt;
    1. K
      Oct 4, 2016 at 11:38 am
      She is Deshdrohi, I meant Indian Deshdrohi, probably a Naxalite, and she converted to a Dalit from a brahmin.
      1. ganapathi Krishna
        Oct 4, 2016 at 12:15 pm
        who wants this actress 's take ? We should ban all s products , artists till they realize that state sponsored terrorism has no place in relationships
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          Ashish Kumar
          Oct 4, 2016 at 11:10 am
          Country and motherland always comes first and is above all. What would have happened had the stani Actors condemned the attack on the lives of Indian Armed forces which was perpetrated by terrorists..that too at the land where they are earn and plan to make a big career. Supporters of the opinion that 'stani Actors should not be banned' should advice their stani Friends that denouncing the act of terrorism against any country is good for them and their country as well. Also see what happens.dia gave opportunity and love to Veena Malik and what was her response when India got defeated by West Indies in the T20 world only shows their mind set that they want to earn money from here and donate as a form of charity to the sister organization of L-e-T which is J-u-D of Hafiz Saeed.
          1. R
            Oct 4, 2016 at 10:08 am
            With such vitriol from violent extremists, it would be surprising if stani artistes themselves would like to work here. Most of them have fled, except for Adnan Sami (who has recently become Indian citizen). But the issue is freedom of expression from rationalists and also of those who want to employ artistes from anywhere in the world. In current intolerant environment, every voice of reason is being forcefully and deliberately being drowned in the cacophony of fake nationalism aka Hindutva. Nationalism doesn't have to be hatred of stani art or artistes or mere slogans. Nationalism is a material action in the interests of the society.
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