Om Puri, Piyush Mishra And Others Slam COEAI’s Ban On Films With Pakistani Artists

Posted on Oct 15 2016 - 8:18pm
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Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

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Cinema Owners Exhibitors Association of India (COEAI) announced that it has decided not to release movies starring actors from Pakistan, in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Goa. The decision to ban films with Pakistani artists hasn’t gone down too well with a lot of people, it seems.

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Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, and actors Om Puri and Piyush Mishra have expressed their displeasure on the same. Saying that it is totally unfair to ban films that are on the verge of their official releases, here’s how the industry is reacting to the ban. Stating his opinion, Vikram Bhatt said,

Vikram Bhatt

Mid-Day

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“When you have decided that you won’t work with Pak talent it should apply from now on, it can’t be on something that has been already done in the past when the relationship was not this hard. I don’t think it is right for one producer to pay the price of this decision.”

According to Piyush Mishra, Indian filmmakers should not work with Pakistani artistes till the time ties between India and Pakistan become better, but release of movies, which are already complete, should not be stalled. He added,

Piyush Mishra

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“Our relations have not been good but the main cause has started after Uri attacks only. I agree that we should not shoot with Pakistani artistes from now on, but the movie which has already been shot should not be stalled from the release as the film is produced by an Indian only. He has invested a lot of money in that.”

Veteran actor Puri, who received a lot of flak for making statements against the soldiers was careful with his words this time. According to him, it is not a decision made by the government and people should wait for the centre to take a step. He said,

Om Puri

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“If the government says not only actors but all Pakistanis, who have come here for business or meet their relatives, all must go back to their country and their visas must be cancelled after three days, I am with the government. Let the head of the country decide this and not us.”

(Also read: Ignoring All Threats And Bans, Karan Johar Plans To Release ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ On Schedule)

(With inputs from IANS)

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