John Abraham And Kailash Kher Have To Say:
Just recently, All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) and Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) came together to make an official announcement that Mika Singh will not be offered any work i.e. barred from playback singing, giving public performances and acting in the Indian film industry.
All this happened because Mika Singh alias Amrik Singh, gave a performance at the wedding function of the daughter of former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s cousin in Karachi, all this when Indo-Pak relationship is at a never before seen low status.
(We all are very well aware of the fragility in Indo-Pak relationship, especially after Jammu & Kashmir was stripped of its autonomy by the Modi Government)
Coming back to the topic of ban on Indian films in Pakistan. Here’s how Bollywood celebrities, including John Abraham, filmmaker Nikkhil Advani and singer Kailash Kher, reacted to the ban the Pakistan government has imposed on Indian films.
John who is popular for being a part of patriotic films like Satyamev Jayate, Parmanu and Batla House in the latest, said, “India comes first.”
While Kailash Kher was of a view that such bans don’t mean much. He said,
“By God’s grace, we are capable of developing our motherland. So, what if Pakistan has banned Indian films, it doesn’t matter. It’s more likely to be their loss.”
When he was asked if alike Pakistan, Bollywood shall also ban actors from the neighbouring nation, he said, “I think before coming to any conclusion, there needs to be unity in the industry.”
Director: Nikkhil Advani whose Batla House could not even premiere in Pakistan, shared, “It’s not fair that on one side, soldiers are fighting and guarding the LoC and we are releasing films.”
This is not the first time in the history of Independent India & Pakistan, that film industry on either sides of the border have snapped ties with each other, to echo their one nation one feeling sentiment.
Whenever the relationship between these two nations reach rock bottom, such incidents happen and normalise with time.