Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar has spoken about the entire ban controversy that started from the MNS and IMPPA asking for a ban on Pakistani actors working in Bollywood, followed by a ban on the release of Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil‘ as it has a cameo by Fawad Khan.
Now, ace filmmaker Zoya Akhtar has raised her concerns on the issue to a leading web portal. She says, “You (referring to Karan Johar) are in a situation where you are being bullied and nobody is helping you. You are not being protected. This is chaotic. The Government is saying one thing, people (referring to MNS) are saying something else.In all this what is a lone person supposed to do. It’s not about encouraging talent (from Pakistan). It’s about following the law. They (Government) are giving visas to Pakistani actors. I am following the law. And any political party has to follow the law. If they are not doing so, those elected to power should make sure they don’t break the law. Filmmakers are not breaking the law (by giving work to Pakistani artists).”
It’s indeed a logical explanation and we are happy how the industry people are supporting one another in such times of crisis.
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