National Award winning filmmaker Shyam Benegal wants to work with Pakistani actor Fawad Khan in a film that would talk about reuniting the warring countries through art and cultural ties.
The film is titled ‘Ye Raste Hain Pyaar Ke’ and will be directed by Harsh Narayan.
Fawad is seen playing a musician in the film.
Benegal’s wish to work with Fawad may not go down too well with the hardline Shiv Sena and the MNS activists who called to ban Pakistani actors.
There is mixed reaction from the Bollywood artistes on the issue of banning actors across the border.
Even CBFC Chief, Pahlaj Nihalani is against Pakistani actors working in Bollywood films, and on the other hand, Benegal, who leads CBFC Revamp Committee, is already contemplating casting Fawad for his next.
Ajay Devgn too recently said that at a time when bullets are being exchanged, we cannot talk about cultural exchange with them. – CINEWS