Twitterati divided on MNS' threat to ban Pakistani actors in India family, wedding pictures, age, height, weight, biography
On Friday, Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Karmachari Sena, the film wing of the Raj Thackeray-led MNS, said that it gives 48 hours to all the Pakistani artists to leave the country or they’ll push them out. They also made it clear that they won’t allow Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shah Rukh Khan starrer Raees to release because they have Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan starring in them.
Shalini Thackeray, general secretary of MNS Chitrapat Karamchari Sena, reportedly said, “It is not a veiled threat. It’s a direct threat to producers like SRK and Karan Johar who take Pakistani actors in their movies. You can’t find Indian actors for your films? In this 125 crore Indian population, can’t you find a single Indian actor to cast in your films that you import people from a place like Pakistan, a country with which we all are facing a problem. It’s not a veiled threat but a direct threat. We will not allow the release of these movies here.”
The threat comes a day after Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s speech at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly wherein he said that Hizbul commander Burhan Wani was a “young leader”.
As soon as the news calling for a ban on Pakistani artists reached the Internet, Twitter trends like #SayNoToPakArtists, #BoycottPakOrNot and #KickOutPakis started doing the rounds. There are people who find it absolutely unnecessary to ban the artists because that’s not going to solve the problem of terrorism and there are some who fully support it and believe it’ll be a lesson to the country.
Those who are against it.
It’s NOT Courage to pick on Pakistani Actors & Artistes- it’s COWARDICE. like a bully who picks on soft targets instead of the real chaps
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) September 23, 2016
We start by promising to take on PAK army, end by taking on PAK tv actors/ artists! What broad chests! #MNS
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— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) September 23, 2016
Go ahead, ban Pakistani stars. Bollywood films earn much more in Pak markets & India will be net losers in inevitable tit-for-tat cussedness
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) September 23, 2016
This is to remind you that Fawad khan, a pakistani actor, is working in Bollywood since 2014
— Aman India (@Firki_) September 19, 2016
Because the MNS is basically disguised unemployment in action http://t.co/x6yMhZKhW0
— Rohan (@mojorojo) September 24, 2016
The mind numbing number of people in power trying to make this about artists from Pakistan is bizzare. Open threats& RANDOM connections.
— Aditi Mittal (@awryaditi) September 23, 2016
Those who support the ban.
Indian film industry owes it to the people of India that it’ll not contribute to Pak economy by engaging Pak nationals. #BoycottPakOrNot
— BS Bassi (@BhimBassi) September 23, 2016
After 26/11 Mumbai Attacks I Decided Not To Watch Any Movie And I’m Sticking To My Words Till Date. #BoycottPakOrNot #BoycottPakiArtists
— Virender Swag (@VirenderrSehwag) September 23, 2016
Paki Actors earn money in india =》 Pays tax to PAK govt =》PAK Govt funding terrorist》they Attacks india
Just think#BoycottPakOrNot #paki
— Pravinkumar Mali (@Pravinmali) September 23, 2016
Atif Aslam’s Songs Are Good But If He Or Any Pakistani Will Support What Pak Is Doing To India, I’ll Boycott Him. #BoycottPakOrNot
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) September 23, 2016
No questions were raised when Hindu Society was evicted from Pakistan
Pak sponsors terrorism#KickOutPakis pic.twitter.com/o4iytdN89g
— জয়দীপ ® (@Joydeep_911) September 24, 2016
Antinationals may disagree on many issues..
It’s a war out there…
Let’s unite and take on anti national morons #KickOutPakis pic.twitter.com/JEjooLxCyc
— abhijeet (@abhijeetsinger) September 24, 2016
This one was just practical!
Shivaay will benefit because people will boycott ADHM. Same thing happened during Dilwale and Bajirao.
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) September 23, 2016
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