Amidst the controversy surrounding the inclusion of Pakistani actors in Indian cinema, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday retorted that our country doesn’t need Pakistani actors and while taking a swipe at Salman Khan, he said that they might resort to banning his movies as well for showing support to Pakistani actors.
“Are we short of artists in our country? Why do we need Pakistani artists to work in our films? I don’t understand. Jawans are fighting for us at borders.What will happen if they decide to put down their weapons? Who will guard our borders? Salman Khan?” remarked Thackeray.
The MNS Chief while taking a swipe for Salman Khan said that the artists should realise that nation comes first. If they have so much problem, we will ban their movies too.
Speaking at an event in Delhi on Friday, Khan said, “They are artists, not terrorists. It’s the government who gives them work permits and visas. Art and terrorism should not be mixed.”
On Saturday, Shiv Sena leader Manisha Kayande in a conversation with ANI also said, “Salman Khan needs to be taught a lesson. If he has so much love for Pakistani artists, he should migrate there.”
Last week, Raj Thackeray-led MNS issued a 48-hour ultimatum to Pakistani artistes and actors including Fawad Khan and Ali Zafar, to leave India by September 25 or else they would be “pushed out”.