Amid the erupting tension between India and Pakistan in the wake of Uri terror attack, the fireworks continue to play against Pakistani actors. However here comes the news that would send cine buff in a tizzy.
As per the latest reports, National Award winning filmmaker, Shyam Benegal wants to work with Pakistani actor Fawad Khan in a film that would talk about reuniting the warring countries through art and cultural ties. The film is titled ‘Ye Raste Hain Pyaar Ke’ and will be directed by Harsh Narayan.
Fawad could be seen playing a musician in the film. At a time when most Bollywood actors and filmmakers have taken a stern stance against casting Pakistani actors in Indian films, Benegal’s wish to work with Fawad might not go down too well with the Bollywood fraternity. On the one hand, CBFC Chief, Pahlaj Nihalani made it loud and clear that he is totally against Pakistani actors working in Bollywood films, and on the other, his colleague Benegal is already contemplating casting Fawad for his next.
Ajay Devgn too recently said that at a time when bullets are being exchanged from Pakistan, we cannot talk about cultural exchange with them. Ajay categorically said that the nation comes first for him and he wouldn’t care at all if his films don’t release in Pakistan. Let’s wait and watch how the industry reacts to Shyam Benegal’s wish.