Indian anti-Pakistan political party Shiv Sena has been doing everything they can to stop Pakistani artists from working in India. Ink showering incidents, cancellation of Pakistani artists’ concerts, behavior with Pakistan Cricket Board delegation in India and now they have stopped Pakistani stars Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan to enter in India.
These are the few very recent incidents which occured within the time period of last 15 days, only exception is made for Pakistani child activist Malala Yousafzai and on question Shiv Sena’s representative replied’ she is not a terrorist’ but when it was asked that Fawad, Mahira also are not terrorists then why they have been banned?, he replied Humsafar artists have the aim to ruin Indian society and their most famous drama ‘Humsafar’ had been the worst drama they had ever watched.
Shiv Sena’s spokesman said that “I mean it’s a story about a man who sits by as his wife is thrown out, has his child, and returns to him for help with her health bills, only to find out that he’s a misogynist jerk who could care less. The woman then forgives him in the end and we all find out that it’s his mother who is evil – it is literally the worst drama we have ever seen!”
In circumstances like this it seems that it will get very difficult for Pakistani artists to work in Bollywood now.
While Shiv Sena is trying hard to bann Pakistani artists, numerous Bollywood celebrities have come out in support of the Pakistani artists being targeted by the Shiv Sena, asserting that art and creativity shouldn’t be stifled.