Javed Akhtar lashes out at Pakistani actors

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Javed…They have not condemned the Uri attack. 

Veteran lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar lashed out at Pakistani artistes, saying the fact they have not condemned the Uri attack is a kind of a “confession” that the country is responsible for it.

Akhtar, 71, said he does not see any reason behind Pakistani artistes’ silence on the attack.

“The silence of Pakistani actors is a form of confession that Pakistan is responsible for it (the attack). If Pakistan says they aren’t responsible for it, I don’t see any reason any Pakistani artiste should not condemn it. If they say, ‘We are not responsible’ then very good, come out and condemn it,” he told a news channel.

Javed Akhtar who was born in India is a poet, lyricist and screenwriter. He is a mainstream writer and some of his most successful work was carried out with Salim Khan as half of the script-writing duo credited as Salim-Javed between 1971 and 1982. He is a recipient of the Padma Shri (1999), Padma Bhushan (2007),[1] the Sahitya Akademi Award as well as thirteen Filmfare Awards.

His father Jan Nisar Akhtar was a Bollywood film songwriter and Urdu poet, and his mother Safia Akhtar was a singer, teacher and writer. – CINEWS

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  1. Javed Akhtar’s logic does not make any sense. These are singers and actors from Pakistan trying to make a living. They are not politicians. All they would want is good relation between the two neighbors. Any comment on their part would be counter productive.
    Javed Akhtar of all people being an artist himself should be sensitive to their situation. He should be promoting understanding between the two countries and trying to fix blame.