In the wake of Uri terror attack, many political parties asked Pakistani actors including Fawad khan, Mahira Khan, Ali Zafar and others to leave the country or they will be pushed out. They also threatened that the shooting of the films will be stalled if they don’t leave India in the given time. Following the protest, the Indian motion picture producers’ association (IMPPA) banned Pakistani actors and technicians from working in Bollywood. Many Bollywood celebrities including Karan Johar, Salman Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Daisy Shah, Radhika Apte among others have expressed their views on the same and the recent one who speaks his mind out is Akshay Kumar.
Akshay Kumar had recently announced financial help for the families of soldiers who died during the Uri attack. Now angry Akshay Kumar has finally broke his silence on the ban on Pakistani artistes through a video message posted on his Facebook.
Akshay Kumar said, “I am not talking to you as a star or celebrity. I am talking to as an army man’s son. I have been noticing since long that in news and newspapers our own countrymen are arguing with each other. Some are asking for surgical strikes proof. Some are demanding that artists be banned. Some are scared of whether a war will happen or not. Gentlemen, please argue later. First please think about those who have laid down their lives for you at the border. 19 jawans attained martyrdom in Uri attacks. One 24 -year-old soldier Nitin Kumar sacrificed his life in Baramulla. Are their families and every other army family concerned about whether a film will release or not or will an artist be banned or not? They have just one worry, just one concern- their future. We should be see to it that their present and future should be correct and secured. They are there guarding us and that is why I and you are alive today. If they are not there to guard us, Hindustan will not be left. Jai Hind.”
Watch the video here: