A day after Salman Khan backed Pakistani actors working in India saying terrorism and art are two different things and should not be mixed, Maharashtra Navnirma Sena’s Raj Thackeray slammed the Bollywood actor saying that artists should realise nation comes first.
In a scathing remark, Thackeray 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 thy decide to put down their weapons? Who’ll guard the borders? Salman Khan?”
The MNS chief also said that artists should realise ‘nation first’. If they have so much problem, we will ban their movies too.”
The reactions come after the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association passed a resolution to ban Pakistani actors from the industry in the wake of the Uri attack.
The resolution came on a day the Indian Army announced that seven terror launch pads were targeted across the Line of Control by special forces during a surgical strike overnight in which heliborne and ground forces were used.