BJP has declared a protest against the release of the Ranveer Singh-Parineeti Chopra-Govinda film because it stars the Pakistani actor. They are demanding a ban on the film just because Ali is there in it. Read on to find out Ali's side of the story...
YRF’s upcoming film Kill Dil which stars Pakistani actor, Ali Zafar, alongside Govinda, Ranveer Singh and Parineeti Chopra is facing the ire of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The Nationalist party is demanding a ban on the release of the film just because it features the Total Siyapaa actor. When asked about the same in a recent interview Ali Zafar chose to refrain from answering on the topic.
If we recall after ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Jammu and Kashmir border, the BJP warned filmmakers and production houses against working with Pakistani artistes. Sanjay Upadhyay, vice-president, BJP, Mumbai unit, said that they would protest against the release of Kill Dil as it features a Pakistani face. “After the state assembly elections, we will be launching a stir because whatever is happening at the border is shocking. Our film industry provides employment to so many people from Pakistan but do they give our actors an opportunity in their films? The producers and directors need to understand that we have ample talent in the country. Instead of scouting for Pakistani artistes, they should give Indian talent a chance,” he said, adding that they would oppose tooth and nail any filmmaker or production house giving work to Pakistani actors and singers. “We will ensure that this practice stops. They need to respect our country,” Upadhyay added.
When asked about his side of the story Ali said,"It's a political issue and we are still strategising how to revert back on the same. We don't want to comment on anything right now." At that very moment Ali's manager also chipped in stating the same and added, "Specially with BJP winning here in Mumbai, we don't want to comment on it right now."
Wethinks with such political pressures between the two countries it hampers the creative junta a lot. We hope things get sorted out soon. What do you say BollywoodLifers?
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