The film workers’ association of Indian nationalist party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Friday ‘ordered’ all Pakistani actors working in India to leave the country in 48 hours.
“We gave a 48-hour deadline to Pakistani actors and artists to leave India or the MNS will push them out,”
The Indian Express quoted Amey Khopkar of the MNS Chitrapat Sena as having remarked.
Khopkar also threatened to assault Pakistani artists and those who cast them. “Pakistani artists will be beaten up and so will the producers and directors,” (Pakistani kalakaar toh maar khaayenge hi, saath mein jo yahan producer/director hain unko bhi peetenge), he said.
In the wake of the recent Uri attack that left 17 Indian soldiers dead, several Bollywood stars took to social media to express their anger. After Salman Khan’s father’s inappropriate remarks, Indian singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya followed suit on Thursday. The Dhoom Taanasinger lashed out at fimmakers Karan Johar and Mahesh Bhatt for roping in Pakistani artists for Bollywood projects.