Bollywood film director Karan Johar has defended the Pakistani artists working in India.
While speaking to NDTV journalist Barkha Dutt he said that he was deeply hurt over the lost lives in Uri. He, however, said that banning Pakistani artists was not going to stop the incidents of terror in India.
He said, “Firstly I understand the anger and the anguish that surrounds us. I empathise and my heart bleeds for the lost lives. There’s nothing that can ever explain or justify the terrible feeling of terror… My father was a part of the freedom struggle. I’ve grown up on the stories of patriotism and valour.
“This is my country and I love it.. Then you are faced with this (demand to ban Pakistani artists). If this was truly the solution, then one would take it. But this is not the solution… I feel vulnerable even while saying this.”
Amid tension in the wake of Uri terror attack, the MNS on had asked Pakistani artistes to leave immediately. Actors like Mahira Khan star Fawad Khan are hijacking the opportunities of Indian artistes, Shalini Thackeray, wife of MNS chief Raj Thackeray, said in a press conference.
Fawad Khan will have a guest appearance in upcoming release Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Mahira Khan will feature in SRK's Raees.