A day after filmmaker Anurag Kashyap faced the ire of social media users on Twitter, it was Shruti Seth’s turn on Monday. Just like Anurag Kashyap, she also voiced her support for the release of Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, which faces the risk of not going on floor after the Cinema Owners Exhibitors Association of India’s (COEAI) decision not to release films starring actors from Pakistan, in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Goa. The film has Pakistani actor Fawad can in the start cast.
Shruti Seth on Monday in a tweet asked, “How will banning an “Indian film”(with 1 Pakistani actor) in India & making an “Indian” producer lose money teach Pakistan a lesson?”. Her tweet had come a day after Anurag Kashyap questioned in tweet on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Lahore in 2015. He further said Karan Johar was shooting the movie during the same time when PM Narendra Modi was being hosted by his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif.
Just like Anurag Kashyap, Shruti Seth also attracted lots of criticism. One of the twitter account holder by the name Love Thy Self said:
@PhogatAmar @SethShruti ashamed of ppl like u present in my country!!
Another one by the name Puneet Chawla wrote:
@SethShruti boycott is the correct word, beef should be banned and Chinese products should be boycotted.
And there were more like above two criticised her for the statement.
The controversy on film had started after the Uri attack in which nineteen Indian jawans were killed. After the attack there were calls for Pakistani actors working in India to regret the terror attack. The Maharashtra Navnirvan Sena went so far as to ask them to leave the country if they regret the incident.