Swara Bhaskar thinks Pakistani actors who have refrained from commenting on the September 18 attack which killed 19 Indian soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir, are helpless about reacting to it.
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“Art and artists should not be attached to politics. Pakistani artistes are in a vulnerable position; they are helpless… Keeping in mind that just three months ago, one of Pakistan’s best-known singers, Amjad Sabri, was gunned down by the terrorists,” Swara said on the sidelines of the seventh Jagran Film Festival here on Friday.
“I think the people of Pakistan themselves are also a victim of terrorism,” added the actress who has visited Pakistan twice.
Pakistani actors like Fawad Khan, who have worked in India, are being widely condemned in the country for keeping their comments reserved in slamming the attack on Indian soldiers.
Swara, who is the daughter of well-known strategic analyst C Uday Bhaskar, said: “The entire issue (Uri attack) is very emotional for us. The way the soldiers have been killed is very much shameful. At this moment, the entire country is grief-stuck and fuming as well. This is quite justified.
“We have a responsible government and army. They are doing their work rightfully and we should let them tackle the situation.”
At the Jagran Film Festival, Swara received the Best Actress for “Nil Battey Sannata”, and she was happy about it.
Of late, a lot of actors from Bollywood have spoken about the issue including Salman Khan, Mahesh Bhatt, Saif Ali Khan, Karan Johar and Ranbir Kapoor. However, the controversy doesn’t seem to die anytime soon.