Patriotism does not propagate hate, says Dia Mirza

At a time when celebrities across the board are readily commenting on the bilateral tensions between India and Pakistan, Dia Mirza says patriotism in its true spirit does not propagate hate.

By: IANS | Mumbai | Updated: October 17, 2016 12:37 pm
Dia Mirza, Dia Mirza news Dia Mirza says patriotism in its true spirit does not propagate hate.

At a time when celebrities across the board are readily commenting on the bilateral tensions between India and Pakistan, actress Dia Mirza says patriotism in its true spirit does not propagate hate.

“Patriotism that propagates hate is not patriotism. United we rise. Divided we fall. Politicians polarise to rule, not serve society,” Dia tweeted on Sunday.

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Her post comes amidst the ongoing clamour over the cross-border tension between the neighbouring countries, which spilt into the entertainment world and sparked a debate on whether Pakistani artists should be banned from working in the Mumbai film industry.

Some Indian outfits have imposed a ban on Pakistanis from Indian showbiz world and a few Pakistani theatres have pulled down Indian movies from their screens.

Celebrities across the board and borders have been commenting on the spillover, with some talking in support of the steps, some opposing it and some just keeping mum.

Superstar Salman Khan and veteran actor Om Puri came forward to support Pakistani talent but faced a backlash for their opinions.

Earlier this week, Pakistani talent Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan also broke their silence, with Fawad praying for “a more peaceful world”, and Mahira condemning any act of terror, no matter which soil it is on.

Meanwhile, a day after actor Fawad Khan talked about coming together to build “a more peaceful world”, fellow Pakistani actor Mahira Khan Saturday issued a statement with a prayer for peace. Both the actors have been under criticism after the Uri attack and their detractors have been asking them to take a stand.

Ajay Devgn has said he would not share any artistic space with Pakistani actors in the current situation. Director Farah Khan, on her part, has said she would prefer to cast “somebody from my own country”.

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    Pat
    Oct 9, 2016 at 10:25 pm
    Who has asked you to be the voice of India. People of India are intelligent and have common sense, if they watch your bullish films doesn't mean you rule them. Stop flashing out your fake s miles. Are you acting, these are not your film ,lyrics you come out rattle it to get publicity. Shut up you dia misery.
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    Ridwan
    Oct 9, 2016 at 6:48 pm
    Bollywood is the only industry that can sway people towards peace and open eyes. But instead of being progressive like Hollywood, Bollywood has not stepped up to the plate.
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    subraman
    Oct 9, 2016 at 10:07 am
    Too many stupid people in the entertainment industry. They think they are special. It is a pity many news portals think they are important enough to be quoted. Do they in any way contribute to a nation's development or are they selling dreams and pimping themselves to get noticed.
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