Bollywood star Salman Khan has risen his voice against Shiv Sena’s ban on Pakistani artists from working in India. Salman Khan reiterated the point that art and entertainment transcends boundaries by pointing to the mass appeal of Pakistani dramas in India, reported ‘Hindustan Times’
The superstar said that one should not mix art and politics:
“Now that everything is digital, Indians love to watch each and every entertainment show, including popular Pakistani shows . So, art and entertainment have no boundaries. Entertainment is evaluated by what common people want to watch.”
Salman also shared that no one could put restrictions on the performers: “Politics and art should not be mixed. This is not what common people want.”
He pointed that:
“If someone wants a Pakistani actor who can portray a role better, nobody can put a constraint. Bollywood has a huge number of fans in Pakistan and earns a good share of income from the neighbouring country.”
Recently Bollywood King Khan Shahrukh Khan also spoke about the rising intolerance in India preceded by Sidharth Malhotra who spoke for Fawad Khan’s skill and acting.
General Secretary of Shiv Sena’s film wing Akshay Bardapurkar had earlier said that Pakistani artists shouldn’t be allowed to perform because of the skirmishes at the border which eventually led to singer Ghulam Ali cancel his event.
Sadly Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan both were asked to leave India and stop all their film promotions due to this. This led many members of the Bollywood Industry to raise their voice in the support of Pakistani artists.