Ever since Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has given a strict warning to Pakistani actors to go back to their country, the tension in India, especially in Bollywood is mounting. Yesterday, Salman Khan came out in support of Pakistani actors when at an event he was asked about the ongoing fiasco. “Ideal situation should’ve been of peace but if this thing happened (Uri attacks) there has to be a reaction to that action but in this day and age I think if we live with love and peace it’ll be better for everyone, especially common man. They were artists, not terrorists, these are two different subjects. What you think? That artists are terrorists? They come with valid visa, who provides them with visa? our Government, our govt provides them work permit,” Salman said. His comment drew a lot of flak on social media and even Raj Thackeray slammed Salman's statement. And now Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has went on to say that father Salim Khan should keep his son Salman Khan under house arrest. He also said that the Bollywood superstar "blabbers" because no one in his family has ever died for the country. (ALSO READ: Shiv Sena’s Manisha Kayande on Salman Khan: If he has so much love for Pakistani artists, he should migrate there!)
"When the country is in peril and there is prospect of war against Pakistan, his father Salim Khan should put his Salman under house arrest, because one doesn't know what he will say when and insult his father," Raut told the media. "No one in his (Salman) family has died for the country, therefore he keeps blabbering. Even taking morchas (protest march) to their homes have no impact," Raut also said. The comment has come in the wake of Salman's comment that "Pakistani artistes are just artistes and not terrorists. Terrorism and art are two different subjects." Raut also praised veteran scriptwriter Salim Khan for taking a strong line on Pakistan. (ALSO READ: After Salman Khan, Kangana Ranaut REACTS to MNS’ ban on Pakistani actors!)
"One one hand, Salim Khan gives 'Vande Mataram' slogan, takes a firm line against Pakistan, he raises voices against ills in the Muslim religion and Salman Khan being from the same family, speaks like a fool," Raut said. "Cine stars or those from the Indian film industry, their lips should be permanently sewn, especially Salman Khan," the Shiv Sena leader also said.
Fot those who came in late, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has demanded replacement of the Pakistani actors Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan in their respective Bollywood projects Raees and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. The MNS directive came following the September attack in Jammu and Kashmir which killed 19 soldiers. The ultimatum to Pakistani artistes to leave India left Bollywood split, with some celebrities speaking in favour of it and some wondering how it would help in solving the issue of terrorism. Even Indian channel Zindagi has announced plans to stop beaming syndicated Pakistani shows — which has been its USP since its launch in 2014. Essel Group’s chairman Subhash Chandra said they made the move as “love can’t be one-sided”.
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