Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has come out in support of Pakistani actors and also praised the Indian Army for conducting the surgical strikes.
Salman Khan seems to be backing Pakistani actors who have been facing severe criticism and a possible ban after the Uri attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir leading to the death of 19 security forces.
On boycott of Pakistani actors like Fawad Khan in Bollywood, Salman said,”They are artistes not terrorists. It’s the government who gives them permits and visas.”
Ever since the September 18 attacks on the Army camp in Uri by Pakistani terrorists, there have been calls from all over India for a ban on Pakistani artistes working here. Mumbai-based Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) on Friday had even passed a resolution to ban Pakistani actors from the industry in the wake of the Uri attack.
In Mumbai, Raj Thackeray’s MNS party had last week issued a 48-hour ultimatum to Pakistani artistes and actors including Fawad Khan and Ali Zafar, to leave India or else they would be “pushed out”.
The organisation had also announced it won’t let films starring Pakistani stars — Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees — to release. Today morning, a film body also banned Pakistani artistes.
Reacting to Indian Army’s surgical strikes, Salman Khan said,”Terrorists the na? Proper action tha (They were terrorists, right? It was the proper action).”
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Other actors such as Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar also praised the Indian Army on the surgical strikes conducted along the Line of Control.