A lot has been going around after the recent cruel #UriAttack. This tragedy has created more rift and anger towards Pakistan. It was never witnessed before,this kind of dislike every common man is having for Pak now. NRI’s too took the petition for declaring Pakistan as ‘a state sponsor of terrorism’ where the petition was signed by more than 2 lakh people. Entertainment industry on the other hand, was seen to be more affected and divided, when senior journalist Soumyadipta Banerjee said –
‘Fawad, I don’t think you can deny how much love we have showered on you over the past few years. We have given you more money in two years than what you could have possibly earned in Pakistan in 10 years’.
Read Soumyadipta Banerjee’s entire letter here
Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s tweets on Pakistani artists ban, MNS’s threat to Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan to leave India within 48hrs and protest at Karan Johhar’s office for not to release movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkil made the gripping headlines. We had also told you that, Fawad Khan leaves country secretly and reason was unknown.
Also read: Abhijeet Lashes Out at Khans and Bhatt, and MNS Issues a Threat to Pakistani Artists. What Has India Come to?
Now, when we have vanished all the Pakistani artists from India, there is an open letter from a pakistani writer to Soumyadipta Banerjee ,which goes huge with length. We are sharing few points here –
“Bollywood takes what sells. It isn’t doing any great service to the artists of my nation by hiring them out of pure sympathy. Just see the comments on the trailer of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil on YouTube, the people of your country are swooning over Fawad Khan so much that at places they even seem to over-shadow the lead of the movie.
Producers are hiring Pakistani artists and paying them (something that you seem to mention quite often) because they are making money through them; it’s business, not altruism.
You take the credit of making a superstar out of Fawad Khan ever so smoothly. But there’s a hitch: Fawad Khan was a superstar in Pakistan right when Humsafar aired in our country. All his subsequent serials were TRPs smashing. Friends from India tell me that Fawad Khan had won Indian hearts right when Zaroon was aired on Zindagi Channel. His stint in Indian cinema might have propelled his popularity slightly, but that’s what exposure does to you.
India didn’t make Fawad Khan a superstar, it roped him in because he was one already, and marketed the product where the demand was brewing already. Mahira Khan is another sweetheart of Pakistan. These are the highest paid celebrities in Pakistan, and the latter’s film in India hasn’t even released yet. The last point was just for your notice in case you try to claim Mahira Khan’s stardom in the future too.
And now, the most important point, you charge Fawad Khan for not denouncing his own country, but getting away with the charming smile of his every-time. Except that that isn’t his job. How would you feel if Hollywood starts seeking an apology from Priyanka Chopra every time an Indian is lynched for eating beef in your country? It’s not the job of artists to do what politicians are supposed to do. As Kamila Shamsie puts it, let’s not shift this burden from the shoulders of those responsible even one inch to those already engaging in exchange of culture and good-will”.
We have shared just few excerpts from the letter. You can read the entire letter here
We wish a peaceful end for everything soon.