Mumbai: Surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC) post the Uri attack has got over, but it’s seems that the after effects have not. As in yet another verbal war on the Ban Pakistani artistes’ controversy, Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya has also made his entry.
Following the recent remarks by director Anurag Kashyap, who amid the ban on Pakistani artistes in India raised questions about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s abrupt trip to Pakistan where he met Pak PM Nawaz Sharif, Abhijeet on Sunday night took to Twitter and hit out the ‘Udta Punjab’ director, saying how dare he questioned the Prime Minister of India for ‘insignificant Pakistani artistes.’
Bollywood singer Abhijeet wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter, “How he dared to question the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for insignificant Pakistani artistes, you have fallen so low? But Indians will not leave you Pak lover.”
— abhijeet (@abhijeetsinger) October 16, 2016
Earlier on Sunday, Anurag Kashyap while questioning the move to ban Pak artistes in a controversial remark had said, “Sir, you haven’t yet said sorry for your visit to Pakistan? Why?”
Director Anurag Kashyap on Sunday unequivocally expressed support for Karan Johar and his film ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ on Twitter with a sarcastic remark on the latest development.
Facing the backlash on Twitter, Anurag reaffirmed his stand and said, “Just to make it clear, I complain because I expect my government to protect us, I question the PM because I have every right to.”
“I am not going to address a party that has become redundant and irrelevant and is trying to find relevance again by using the film industry. We have been vulnerable for long, and have been paying the price by being used by everyone to find any kind of standing.”
The director contended that the real trade between the two countries across the border has “not faced any kind of opposition, but we must pay the price for it”.
“And anyone who questions my love for the country by shouting, must prove their love by representing the country either on the border or prove your love by representing the country in an honourable way. Not by shouting here (on social media),” he said.
“And yes Sir Narendra Modi we need protection.. It’s really high time. I refuse to live in the fear created by blind fanatics that you cannot have a conversation with your PM or question him or expect from him.”
Since the Uri attack and the subsequent protests that followed it, Pakistani actors had to bear the brunt of political outrage as they were banned from staying in the country. Many Bollywood personalities supported the outrage, except for few who stood steadfastly for ‘art before nationality’.