MNS chief Raj Thackeray, at a press conference, spoke at length about the MNS action taking the war of words to a level higher.
Raj said “Are we short of artists in our country? Why do we need Pakistani artists to work in our films? I don’t understand. Jawans are fighting for us at borders.What’ll happen if they decide to put down their weapons? Who’ll guard our borders? Salman Khan? These artists should realise ‘Nation first’. If they have so much problem, we will ban their movies too”.
Salman earlier supported Pakstani actors, stating that “they are artistes, not terrorists” drawing a hardline response from the Shiv Sena which said Salman too should migrate to Pakistan if he likes the Pakistani actors so much.
While some like Karan Johar and Mahesh Bhatt have vociferously shared their opinion, other celebs like Kangana Ranaut and Ranbir Kapoor chose to remain neutral. Nothing is heard so far from the Twitter regular Amitabh Bachachan. At the moment Big B is busy with keeping India clean.
Director Abhishek Jawkar, who debuted a thriller called Missing On A Weekend, says he was planning to cast Pakistani actress Mawra Hocane for his film ‘Not a Prostitute’ but now he has dropped the plan following the MNS action to outlaw Pakistani actors.
“I will not work with any Pakistani actors in my upcoming film Not a Prostitute or in my future projects also. I was planning to cast Pakistani actress Mawra Hocane as the leading lady of my film Not a Prostitute. But now after the Uri attack and India’s surgical attack reply, I strongly feel I should support my country and the soldiers fighting for our nation,” Jawkar said.
The director, though denied about Mawra being a part of his project, said the name of the leading lady will be announced soon.
“Casting a lead lady may take a week more and we’re planning to go on floors in November,” he said.
Mawra last acted in the film Sanam Teri Kasam and was famous for the song Tu Kheench Meri Photo. Director/Producer Jawkar next is based on the escort industry. Not a Prostitute to be made under the banner of Red Bulb studios, has also been written by him and is scheduled to release in November 2017. – CINEWS