Terrorists have claimed solidarity of Indian film industry, says Paresh Rawal

Veteran actor Paresh Rawal, in the wake of the spillover that recent tensions between India and Pakistan have had in the tinsel town, says terrorists have "claimed," the "solidarity" of the Hindi film industry.

By: IANS | Updated: October 17, 2016 12:00 pm
Paresh Rawal, Paresh Rawal news Paresh Rawal says terrorists have claimed, the solidarity of the Hindi film industry.

Veteran actor Paresh Rawal, in the wake of the spillover that recent tensions between India and Pakistan have had in the tinsel town, says terrorists have “claimed,” the “solidarity” of the Hindi film industry.

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“Terrorists have claimed one more life… Of solidarity of Indian film industry,” Paresh tweeted on Friday night. The 66-year-old actor added: “Pakistani artists got their money and travelled club class and safely went back home… And we punish our own producers for no fault of theirs. Think.”

Paresh’s comments come after the Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association of India (COEAI) on Friday announced that movies featuring Pakistani actors — starting with Ae Dil Hai Mushkil — won’t be screened in single screen theatres in India, including Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat.

The decision of the COEAI, which consists of 400 members, came two weeks ahead of the release of “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”, which stars Pakistani actor Fawad Khan along with Indian actors Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Meanwhile, Kamaal R Khan spoke up in favour of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil on Friday after COEAI announced that Ae Dil Hai Mushkil won’t release in single screen theatres in Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat, due to the presence of Pakistani actor Fawad Khan in it.

Condemning the decision made by COEAI, Kamaal tweeted: “These cinema owners are cowards who are trying to harass film makers. It’s a big conspiracy by some BJP darlings.”