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Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan on Tuesday refused to comment on whether Pakistani artistes should be banned from working in the Mumbai film industry.
The actor, who was in Delhi for the trailer launch of the film, refrained from answering by saying that he has come for film promotion only and will address the issue separately.
Yesterday veteran lyricist-poet Gilzar who was at an event to launch the music of the 3D stereoscopic animated film, Motu Patlu was asked the same question. The veteran then cancelled all interviews he was supposed to have given and walked out saying “If you go to a wedding and start talking about the frontier, will it look good? We should talk about the film and not the soldiers here. Be relevant to the occasion.”
Irrfan too said: “This is not the platform to discuss the issue. I will give another interview to express my views on the matter but not here.”
Vivek Krishnani, Managing Director, Sony Pictures Entertainment, India, interrupted and said “This press meet has been called for ‘Inferno’. It is an important question, but this is not the right time or platform to address the issue.”
Irrfan will soon be seen sharing screen space with Hollywood actor Tom Hanks in Sony Pictures Entertainment’s film ‘Inferno’. The film, helmed by Ron Howard, is releasing in India on October 14 — two weeks before it opens in the US.
Earlier this year, Irrfan courted controversy with his comments on Ramzan and Muharram, and had even addressed the issue on his Twitter page. He had posted: “Clerics don’t scare me. Thank God, I don’t live in a country governed by religious contractors.” – CINEWS