The controversy regarding Pakistani artists working in India continues to grow with each passing day. After Karan Johar, Salman Khan, Nana Patekar and Akshay Kumar, it is Ajay Devgn who is in the spotlight.
Earlier today Ajay Devgn supported the ban on Pakistani actors stating that he will not work with any artist from across the border. Just now Ajay has given another bold and controversial statement that he will not promote his films in Pakistan and even saying the comments made by Salman and Karan Johar are saddening.
The actor was giving an interview to CNN News18. He said,
"I don't think industry people should be scared, the nation comes first. Terror is something which has no religion, U.S took a stand after 9/11 and stood by it. Maybe actors are scared of losing global fans but it's all about what you feel.
He also said that taking a stand on Pakistani artists ban is not political. When asked about the comments from Salman and Karan who opposed the ban, he said that Bollywood is a very very tiny issue when the whole nation is concerned and the comments by his colleges are saddening.
"You are an Indian first, it doesn't matter to me if my film doesn't release in Pakistan. I am not going to promote my films in Pakistan. I won't be sharing screen-space with any Pakistani actors. Pak artistes are earning here but they are standing by their Nation. Here you keep talking to people and there terrorists are coming and killing you. In situations like these you have to standby your nation. Their is a difference between politics & patriotism."