After blaming Pakistanis for Uri attack in Kashmir, the tension between two neighbors keeps rising. Indians have taken their hatred towards Pakistani actors working in Indian entertainment industry, targeting Fawad Khan specifically.
The letter written by Indian journalist Soumyadipta Banerjee didn’t keep any hatred for Pakistanis in the letter he published addressing to Fawad Khan, who happens to be one of the leading roles in Karan Johar’s upcoming film, ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil‘.
Following the warning to leave within 42 hours, a number of Indians were showing support towards our locals.
If Fawad Khan is working in India on a valid visa then that is it. You are not doing any upkar on him. He is working and getting paid.
— Masterstroke Ninda (@brumbyOz) September 21, 2016
we indian love you #fawadkhan .. best wishes for you
— sonia (@soniafarar) September 22, 2016
Fawad Khan & Atif Aslam are better than Kumar Ketkar & Mayank Shekhar. Pakistani Actors are atleast loyal to their country#BoycottPakOrNot
— .. (@ShiriishKunder) September 23, 2016
FawadKhan has a HUGEEEEEEEEE fan following & a few stupid words can’t effect that fanfollowing! #WeSupportFawadKhan
— #ShaktiInJhalak❤ (@haniakhan01) September 23, 2016
While Pakistani entertainers working in India were targeted, Indian producers and directors for hiring the locals also caught the dust. This included one of the best directors and producers in India, Karan Johar.
Fawad Khan was a leading character in K Jo’s Kapoor and Sons and the movie did well on the box office. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has caught a lot of attention, but due to the recent events between two countries, Karan Johar is being questioned for choosing to work with a Pakistani actor.
In his interview with Indian journalist Barkha Dutt, who also happens to support working of Pakistani actors in India, Karan Johar expressed how banning Pakistani actors is not the solution of anything.
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) September 25, 2016
“His heart bleeds for the lives lost in the Uri terror attack and he understands the anger in the country but boycotting artistes from Pakistan is no solution to terrorism, Karan Johar told media.” – India TV news
Burkha Dutt also gave her own statement:
My country My pride India
Don’t u dare to support pakis they all r same
Barkha Sudhar jao pic.twitter.com/s6YBvsAwMa
— Abhilasha Mishra (@abhi1512anya) September 24, 2016
Thank you @BDUTT for always being there for us.
— ماہ نور (@mahnoor) September 24, 2016
Given his statement, Indians were not so happy
Now that @karanjohar has taken a stand in support of Pakistanis, he should not complain if his films bomb in India due to boycott call.
— Raju Das | ৰাজু দাস (@rajudasonline) September 25, 2016
— Ramsa (@ramsa_b) September 24, 2016
‘Will banning Pakistani talent stop terrorism?’ : @karanjohar
Difficult to understand that we must pressurise Pakistan in every which way?
— गीतिका (@ggiittiikkaa) September 25, 2016
— डॉ श्रद्धा (@drshraddha16) September 23, 2016
— जय श्री राम ? (@sunil_kachroo) September 23, 2016
Given that an artist’s job is to work, borders don’t matter, but hatred does.