Many Bollywood artists have spoken up against the ban on Pakistani artists and now Rishi Kapoor has mocked the Indian Prime Minister Modi and joined the clan. Actors like Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan, Ali Zafar and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan have worked in India quite a few times now but they have faced a severe backlash from the extremist parties in India. They even received death threats which led a lot of artists like Mahira to not be involved in promotions for movies in India.
Rishi Kapoor recently made a statement to a local Indian publication mocking PM He Modi in these words:
“Films are not planned in one or three days. It takes time. You can’t say that you’re going to ban a picture. You’ve been working for the last six months. These are unfair rulings and bullying tactics. You must give a cut-off period. It gives us time to finish our films and henceforth we will not take them. Sometimes some skirmish happens in the border and your whole thinking goes wrong. Sometimes you shake hands and say go ahead. You’re confusing your country, people.”
And finally he added this:
“Either you shake hands or don’t shake hands. Why does Modi have to go to Pakistan and shake hands when you know skirmishes will happen.”
He was frustrated by the fact the Indian government can’t seem to make up their mind whether they want to ban Pakistani artists or not. The veteran actor has starred with Fawad Khan in the movie ‘Kapoor & Sons’ for which he even received a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.
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