New Delhi: Reacting to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s (MNS) call to ban Pakistani actors and artists, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut said that the country is overwhelmed with the lost the lives of Indian soldiers.

“Right now we’re very overwhelmed with the loss of our soldiers, the country is mourning the loss,” said Ranaut during a media interaction at the Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival on Thursday.

Days after the attack in Uri where 18 Indian soldiers were killed, the MNS in Mumbai had called for a ban on all Pakistani actors from Bollywood. Section of artists in film industry reacted to the threat from Maharashtra based party.

The 30-year-old ‘Queen’ star said it is “hard to be objective” at the time.

“It’s really hard to be objective right now. But we hope that the love and art prevail,” she said.

Earlier, Ranaut unveiled the trophy at Jio MAMI and said, “Mumbai is a mosaic of islands and communities, of over 16 million people, their hopes and dreams.”

Over 180 films from 54 countries including features, documentaries and short films will be showcased at the festival.