In The Wake Of Banning Pakistani Artists, Actor Abhay Deol's Statement Actually Makes Sense family, wedding pictures, age, height, weight, biography
Ever since the Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association (COEA) imposed a ban on screening films starring Pakistani actors and artists, Bollywood has been divided into two schools of thoughts. While some believe that the ban is appropriate, another segment believes that banning the Pakistani artists isn’t a solution. Especially after the MNS threatened to oppose the screening of the movie, ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ and vandalise the multiplex screenings of the film, the situation hasn’t been too positive. Of late, even Twitter has been bashing the film.
What started as a debate on the ban of Pakistani artists soon turned into a discussion against Karan Johar and his movie ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’. Karan Johar even released a video statement stating that he won’t work with Pakistani artists in future. He further explained that the shots with Fawad were taken when things were fine and they can’t be removed from the movie because they are important. As Karan is being constantly being questioned about his decision, here is one actor who has come forward in his support and his words do make sense. Actor Abhay Deol, at the MAMI Film Festival, said that if the government wants to enforce a ban, it should go the distance and not do their job half-heartedly.
Pointing at the hypocrisy, he said “If you want to ban anything to do with Pakistan, then go the distance. Don’t just ban filmmakers. Why are you doing a half-hearted job? Ban the business dealings, the import and export because when you do half a job, no one will take you seriously. I don’t take the government seriously because they are only banning us from collaborating with artistes. They are not banning businessmen from making business. So, if you really mean what you say, then go the distance. Then I will take you seriously. Right now, it is not looking like you mean it, it just looks like it gets you a lot of publicity and makes a lot of noise. But really what is the point of it? I will support it if you think banning anything to do with Pakistan is going to help our jawans, fine. But I don’t see the whole distance. I see one little thing looked at and banned and another part being left. Sounds hypocritical to me!”
#WATCH: “If you want to ban anything to do with Pak,then go the distance. Don’t just ban filmmakers”, says Abhay Deol on #ADHM controversy pic.twitter.com/OiGMTRUwu8
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— ANI (@ANI_news) October 20, 2016
After he gave this statement, Twitter was surprisingly in praise of the actor.
An actor raising his voice 4 his beliefs when he doesn’t hv his movie at stake is rare..Proud of u Abhay Deol..RESPECT n love raised!!
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— Roopal💫 (@itzme_roopal) October 20, 2016
Abhay Deol – Someone who has always been intelligent & fearless, be it in his film choices or statements. 👈🏻🙌🏻
— A Filmi Fanatic (@Chokra_Jawaan) October 20, 2016
More power to #AbhayDeol for saying it like it is 👏👏👏 Very few in Bollywood have the courage to do that these days. https://t.co/l8pUrvJMlh
— Amena (@Fashionopolis) October 20, 2016
Abhay Deol spoke out more clearly & logically in crisp sentences, than most politicians on the #ADHM ban. Says a lot about our lot.
— Suryanarayan Ganesh (@gsurya) October 20, 2016
‘Socha na tha’, koi bollywood actor voice raise karega govt ke against. Abhay Deol said what needs to be said. #Respect
— Tarique Anwer (@tanwer_m) October 20, 2016
Well, we aren’t supporting or opposing the ban, but whatever he said is true to some extent. Doing things half-heartedly won’t help anyone; it will only look like a hypocritical publicity stunt.
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