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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), 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