Bollywood actor Anupam Kher has hit out at the "pro-Pakistan" lobby in the intelligentsia which believes that peace between both countries should be maintained even as India's neighbout continues to orchestrate attacks like Uri
Bollywood actor Anupam Kher has hit out at the “pro-Pakistan” lobby in the intelligentsia which believes that peace between both countries should be maintained even as India’s neighbout continues to orchestrate attacks like Uri, in which 18 soldiers were killed. Speaking on the sidelines of an event for channel Zindagi, Kher told Times Now TV that there are some “professionals” in India who always take a stand in favour of “Pakistani people or the establishment” of that country. Commenting further on the “pro-Pakistan lobby, Kher said, “How low can one go? Jo apne desh ka nahi huma, wo dusre desh ka kya hoga (One who couldn’t serve his own country, of what good would he be to another country), Kher said.
When asked about his reaction to MNS ultimatum on September 23 to all Pakistani actors to leave India, Kher said, “I also believe that art has no boundary, no culture. But the least I expect from these actors (from Pakistan) is that at least condemn the act of terrorism. Say I feel bad for the country which is giving me bread, butter and fame… so many things. That is not asking for too much.”
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) had recently told the media that there was “an anti-Pakistan” wave across India after the September 18 terror attack that left 18 Indian soldiers dead at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir. Following which, MNS issued an ultimatum on September 23 to all Pakistani cine and television artistes to leave India.
“There are some people from Pakistan who are wonderful and are great hosts. But when it comes to my country and my jawaans (soldiers), I cannot be diplomatic. I’m biased towards my country.”
The 61-year-old star said he is biased towards India because “if my dream has come true it’s because I am an Indian. Indian people, audiences, producers… everybody made me. I am an international actor but from India,” he added.
Anupam said it is important to tell people “that we are thankful, we are given work in this country. But we also condemn the act of killing Indian jawaans”.
(With IANS inputs)