At one time when people loved seeing Javed Akhtar at the Faiz Festival, on the other hand, our celebrities have become very critical of the javed akhtar controversial statement.
A video from the 7th Faiz Festival went viral all over social media where the renowned Indian poet, lyricist, and screenwriter Javed Akhtar voiced how terrorists from the 2008 Mumbai attacks “still roam free” in Pakistan.
The electrifying statement left many Pakistanis artists in anger that was expressed via tweets and social media posts. Where on the other hand people who attended the event applauded Javed Akhtar’s statement.
Javed Akhtar Controversial Statement Left Pakistanis Divided
Javed Akhtar was invited to the International Faiz Festival and everyone was excited to see him. It all started when one of the audience asked the poet whether he tell Indians how great Pakistanis are. “Let us not blame each other.
That won’t solve the issues. We saw how Mumbai was attacked. They (terrorists) came neither from Norway nor from Egypt. They are still roaming freely in your country.
If these complaints are in an Indian’s heart, you shouldn’t take offense,” lamented Akhtar, adding that Pakistanis do not celebrate Indian artists the way that his country does. “We hosted big events for Nusrat and Mehdi Hasan but no performance of Lata Mangeshkar was ever organized in your country.”
The audience was lauded when he said and agreed with what he said. But ultimately made Pakistani celebrities were angry and their patriotism rose.
Celebrities React Over Javed Akhtar Controversial Statement
Saboor Aly taking to Instagram shared a story with the caption, “What a shame! All the educated illiterate – the so-called niche – you never gave the same respect to your talent.
There were so many artists in this country that didn’t even have money to afford healthcare at the end of their lives. Where were all of these appreciators of talent back then?” she asked.
“If we can’t respect ourselves then how will others do it? I agree that art has no boundaries or borders but you can certainly draw boundaries when it comes to your self-respect,” she added in another Instagram Story.
Shaan Shahid wrote, “He knows about the murderers of Muslims in Gujrat but he’s silent about that. And this gentleman is now looking for the perpetrators of the 26/11 attacks in Pakistan. Who gave him the visa?”
Aijaz Aslam simply said that the fact that Akhtar returned safely to his home country is a testament to how tolerant the country was. “Mr. Javed Akhtar, would you mind shedding some light on the Kashmir issue?
You shouldn’t have come if you have such hatred for Pakistan. We still allowed you to go back safely and that’s our answer to your nonsense,” read his tweet.
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