Pakistani artists are in a vulnerable position, says Swara Bhaskar

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.

By: IANS | Mumbai | Published:October 2, 2016 9:41 am
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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.

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    Ananth
    Oct 2, 2016 at 6:31 am
    It is well known and reported that there are many artists of Indian origin who were threatened/black mailed for funds by underworld Dons. Even some of the stan actors too might be making money and funding such Dons as they too may be threatened who in turn fund terrorist organisations and kill our soldiers and innocent citizens. Indirectly they may be artists but funding without their knowledge to terrorist organisation as we do not know whether any control of such transaction is done by PAK govt. So just do not treat them as ARTISTS
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      bennedose
      Oct 3, 2016 at 5:16 am
      There are no excuses. Not speaking out against terrorism is the same as approval
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        Sumit Kumar
        Oct 2, 2016 at 5:28 am
        An artist is supposed to be sensitive, and these so called stani actors have shown complete apathy and insensitivity towards Indians under attack from stani Jehadists.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;So its impossible to term these people as artists, thus even if our psedo intellectuals think that art and sports should be exempt from current indian campaign to isolate stan, these porkies still needs to be kicked out from Indian soil.
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          Chandran
          Oct 3, 2016 at 7:23 am
          This is how pseudo liberals funded by mafia react. First they sound reasonable, talk against terror, show solidarity with army. Then next step is feel sorry for the situation Pak actors are in. Then when next opportunity presents abuse PM Modi, BJP, Etc. Finally, support antinational activities in JNU. She doesn't know it is her support for kanhaiya Kumar that encouraged Pak to lend support to terrorists.
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            Priyank
            Oct 2, 2016 at 9:07 am
            I'm expecting her to be Indian
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              Priyank
              Oct 2, 2016 at 5:14 am
              Swara Bhaskar should migrate to papistan because she cares more about papistani artists while no statements for the families of our martyred soldiers
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                nithin
                Oct 2, 2016 at 4:47 am
                Army is tackling situation very well and we don't have to let them tackle as they know it welllt;br/gt;If artists have a problem let them stay in their place. Eating our money and supporting who attack us by staying silent can be supported only by liberals but not by an Indian by heart Artists also have an origin and they don't belong to other species lt;br/gt;I really feel bad about the fact that as an Indian you are still sympathetic about these artists and not about people who died for defending us Please introspect yourself These so called artists atleast stand by their nation
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                  SonaliRanade
                  Oct 2, 2016 at 6:41 am
                  Come on Dear.....U should know the mentality behid her thoughts...After all she Ex JNU Student...What were u expecting from her...
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