Actor Feroze Khan’s unwarranted comment at the premiere of Akbar Khan’s Taj Mahal in Lahore has kicked up a row in Pakistan. The veteran star of yesteryears was present with his family when he got embroiled in a debate with the anchor of the function, Fakhar-e-Alam last tuesday.
Khan is reported to have said, “I am a proud Indian. India is a secular country. Muslims there are making lot of progress. Our President is a Muslim, Prime Minister a Sikh.”
Feroze Khan was quoted to have told the anchor by the local daily The Nation that, “Pakistan was made in the name of Islam but look how the Muslims are killing each other. I have not come here on my own. I was invited to come. Our films are so powerful that your government could not stop them from long.”
There was a heated verbal exchange between Alam and the 67 year old Bollywood actor. According to The Daily report, the other Indian stars and delegates reportedly apologised to Alam over the incident. Incidentally, the Indian delegation included Minister for Tourism and Culture Ambika Soni and Congress MP Rajiv Shukla.