Shankar Ehsaan and Loy are certain about where their loyalties lie after the dastardly terror attacks in Uri. While the composers refused to comment on the political call for banning Pakistani artistes that has currently become a boiling issue in the nation, when asked if they would like to collaborate with any cross border talent, Shankar said, “I would not like to comment because it’s a sensitive situation over here. But right now I would like to work with Indian artistes only.”
Ehsaan and Loy too agreed with Shankar on working only with Indian talent for the moment given keeping in mind the prevailing sensitive atmosphere in the country.
Bollywood as a whole is yet to take a stand on the issue of Pakistani actors. Stars like Ajay Devgn, Nana Patekar, Sajid Khan have put country before self and declared their intentions of not collaborating with Pakistani actors for the moment.
There are a few who have opined that actors from across the border should issue strong statements condemning terrorist attacks while others have vociferously protest against the ban. Radhika Apte recently expressed that banning Pakistani actors is not the solution. “Pakistani actors should also be allowed to come here and do films in India. I don’t think they should be banned,” the actress opined.
After Karan Johar, Salman Khan too 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.
Meanwhile, MNS remains steadfast in their decision to stall the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil if Fawad Khan’s scenes are not deleted from the movie.