Film and Television Insititute of India Chairperson Gajendra Chauhan again spoke in favour of banning Pakistani artistes as well as commentators. The actor who raised quite a spur when he was selected as the Chairperson for FTII said that he has always been against the Pak artists being entertained in India.
Chauhan said that these people should not even be given visas as not just through money and usurping jobs from Indians, they might as well be taking away sensitive information out of the country.
”India does not need talent from outside. Not just actors, but even cricket commentators from Pakistan should not be allowed here,” said Chauhan, without mincing words in his stance on the issue. While many Indian actors and celebrities have stayed mum on the sensitive issue, many have criticised the Pakistani artists on their silence in condemning the Uri attacks.
Chauhan added that he had written about this issue to the Ministeries of home and external affairs as soon as the Modi government had came to power in 2014. As the then President of the Artists’ Association, he had written a letter asking the concerned department to stop issuing work permits to Pak artists, reports ET.
On being asked about the reason why Producers sign up these artistes in first place, Chauhan said such producers are after money and territory for their films but they should think about ‘national interests’.