I turned down role in ‘Baby’ due to its anti-Pakistan script: Hamza Abbasi

Actor Hamza Ali Abbasi on Monday said he was offered a role in the Indian film ‘Baby‘ last year which he did not accept due to the movie’s anti-Pakistan slant.

Abbasi took this to his Facebook page:

The actor also said that he is in favour of Pakistani artists working in Indian films in general, but not in a film that even has anti-Pakistan themes.

“Please think like a Pakistani first and then an artist,” Abbasi added.

The Pakistan Film Censor Board has banned the exhibition of ‘Baby’. The team behind the film, that stars Akshay Kumar in lead role, was in a state of shock over the film’s ban in the country.

While producer Bhushan Kumar was still wondering why, actor Anupam Kher emphasised the need to move beyond borders and look at the universal problem of terrorism.

“The film is about anti-terrorism. Sometimes it is important to go beyond territories and understand who is the enemy — is it a country or a bunch of people?” Kher told IANS.