Fawad Khan To Ali Zafar: Pakistani Artistes Could Face The Heat
Two days after the singer, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, in his usual style asked Karan Johar, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, as well as the our government, to drive out Pakistani actors from India, he has had his wish fulfilled as Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has issued a direct threat to all the Pakistani actors.
According to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), all the Pakistani actors should leave India within 48 hours, and while they were at it, they said they will not allow any Bollywood films to release, which have Pakistani faces in it.
The threat was against two specific films: Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shah Rukh Khan starrer Raees. They have even threatened to beat up Pakistani artistes including Ali Zafar and Fawad Khan.
“We can reach wherever they are shooting or residing after the deadline. It is better that they leave Mumbai before we reach there. When our 18 soldiers died, there was rejoicing in social media in Pakistan. It is unfair for the families of our soldiers that Pakistani artistes are enjoying our hospitality while our army men are killed by terrorists,” stated Amey Khopkar, MNS Film Wing President.
Both Abhijeet and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) have a history with Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar. In 2008, Karan Johar’s Wake Up Sid, was targeted by MNS for calling Mumbai, Bombay. Before MNS could vandalise theatres screening Wake Up Sid, Mumbai was beeped out from the film.
In 2010, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) hooligans were back and the same fate awaited Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar’s My Name Is Khan. The issue at stake was Shah Rukh’s Kolkata Knight Riders having Pakistani players in it’s ranks. However, the film still released.
All said and done, its unfair to target a Fawad Khan or Ali Zafar or a Mahira Khan. Even if they leave their projects in the middle, it will not hurt Pakistan or the terror masterminds who are anyway against dance, music and entertainment of any kind.