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Kannada actress Ramya realised recently that it’s now seditious to say you like anything or anyone from across the border. This after she committed the cardinal sin of saying not all of Pakistan was ‘hell’.
Mudassar Aziz’s Happy Bhaag Jayegi has become a box office success in India, even while it’s shown Pakistanis as warm and hospitable people. “It’s unfortunate that Ramya is being slammed with a sedition charge for merely stating the truth. One can be considered anti-national for saying our neighbour isn’t the bad sort? Didn’t Modiji say the same about the Pakistani people when he dropped in for lunch in the country? How can we take away the average Pakistani’s right to be decent,” he reasons.
Happy Bhaag Jayegi has come as a breath of fresh air for Mudassar, who has had a tough time surviving in Bollywood after his last jaunt in 2010, Dulha Mil Gaya (DMG) bombed. “All the friends who wooed me during DMG, abandoned me after it flopped; I was baffled. I never wanted their friendship in the first place,” says Mudassar.
It was Aanand L. Rai who came as a godsend for Mudassar. “He had faith in me at a time when my friends had turned away from me, and at a time when Pak-bashing was at its peak, he let me make a film where Pakistanis are not shown as villains.”
Mudassar recalls his visit to Pakistan a few months ago, where a shopkeeper asked him if he was Indian after seeing his currency notes. An uncomfortable Mudassar said yes and the shopkeeper refused to take money from him saying, “Aap ke mulk se aate hi kitne hain (how many turn up from your country anyway)” Says Mudasir, “We have to stop looking at every Pakistani as an enemy; It was an image created by J.P. Dutta and Anil Sharma movies.”
Mudassar ended up shooting part of the movie in Pakistan. He says, “The problem for Indian crews to shoot in Pakistan is not so much of mutual hostility, it is more a practical than a political obstacle. I got the outdoor shots of Lahore in my film, thanks to Jawed Shaikh saab (actor) whose production company took charge of shooting in Lahore for us. It’s a film about the positive side of Indo-Pak ties. The film would have been incomplete if it hadn’t been shot there. I am so happy that the film’s message of positivity is being accepted.”
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