Dear India, our actors don’t need Bollywood to become stars

Published: September 26, 2016
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Fawad Khan doesn’t have to carry the baggage of his nationality this way, just as you don’t hold your celebrities accountable for the actions of your state. PHOTO: PINTEREST.

Dear Soumyadipta Banerjee,
 
I don’t know if it’s the right thing to be writing you a letter, since you might be endorsing a cut-off of all sorts (of written collaborations between our countries) after so emphatically bashing the cultural ones.

It might not even be the best time for you since I see your fellows are caught up in a frenzy of misjudging the Pakistani markings regarding the ammunition used in the Uri attacks. But I write to you because it’s necessary. You might not have singled out Fawad Khan in your letter but I evidently am addressing this to only you, since I do believe that many in your country still retain the basic sense and these are only your blatant misconceptions that I intend to discuss.

I don’t know whether it’s a tragedy or a comedy that you are intent on portraying Bollywood as a resort for all unemployed Pakistan artists. Heck, you make it sound like a charity that would have put the late Abdul Sattar Edhi to shame.

Accordingly, it’s convenient to pin-point a successful Fawad Khan (or your other options that include Mahira Khan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan or Adnan Sami – all of whom have been duly hailed by your country), but not a failed Veena Malik or a Meera; who ran out of work in Bollywood as soon as they started since they couldn’t impress your audiences.

That is the point exactly, Bollywood takes what sells. It isn’t doing any great service to the artists of my nation by hiring them out of pure sympathy. Just see the comments on the trailer of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil on YouTube, the people of your country are swooning over Fawad Khan so much that at places they even seem to over-shadow the lead of the movie.

Producers are hiring Pakistani artists and paying them (something that you seem to mention quite often) because they are making money through them; it’s business, not altruism.

You take the credit of making a superstar out of Fawad Khan ever so smoothly. But there’s a hitch: Fawad Khan was a superstar in Pakistan right when Humsafar aired in our country. All his subsequent serials were TRPs smashing. Friends from India tell me that Fawad Khan had won Indian hearts right when Zaroon was aired on Zindagi Channel. His stint in Indian cinema might have propelled his popularity slightly, but that’s what exposure does to you.

Deepika Padukone didn’t become a superstar after landing a role opposite Vin Diesel; it was her credentials as a superstar that got her there. And I see no way how you can take the credit of his stardom for something as forgettable as Khoobsurat, a flick that was duly bashed by all your critics (“great films” you say, I reserve my comments).

India didn’t make Fawad Khan a superstar, it roped him in because he was one already, and marketed the product where the demand was brewing already. Mahira Khan is another sweetheart of Pakistan. These are the highest paid celebrities in Pakistan, and the latter’s film in India hasn’t even released yet. The last point was just for your notice in case you try to claim Mahira Khan’s stardom in the future too.

It’s grossly ignorant on your part to claim that while your country opens its doors ever so warmly to our country, we shut them in your face just as relentlessly. Can you please tell me how many Pakistani films have graced the screens of your country lately? While we have seen almost every Indian film playing in our country, if one of our films is lucky enough to be given the green signal by your country, it lands in trouble.

The innocent Bin Roye was banned in Maharashtra, so you can definitely keep your intrinsic welcoming fantasy to yourself. Even if some Indian films are banned in Pakistan, they have baggage attached to them.

Expect us to screen a Phantom in our country only if you agree to show a Waar in yours. We also know that all Pakistani channels are banned in India, despite you agreeing that Pakistani serials are way better than Indian ones. Here you might be surprised to learn that every single Pakistani channel buys Indian content and plays it on our channels, despite Indian channels also airing in most parts of the country.

All your excruciating daily soaps (and God knows those things are liable to be banned only due to the sheer insanity they portray) are actually bought by Pakistan just as your films are. We are not just welcoming to your content, but also a revenue-generating market for you. So kindly cut us some slack, and do the math!

You seem indignant on the view that Indian artists aren’t allowed to work in Pakistan. Well, you may want to take a back-seat and question any among Nandita Das, Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri among others in this regard, all of whom have portrayed essential roles in Pakistani films. Neha Dhupia has even done an item number here. We have had songs sung by Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Harsdeep Kaur, Rekha Bhardwaj, Ankit Tiwari and Sukhwinder Singh amongst others in our films, despite our music industry being second to none, and many among your population also seem to testify to this fact.

We have even had Indian singers on our Coke Studio, which is the rage all over the sub-continent. Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri, Sidhart Malhotra, Amrita Arora, Arjun Kapoor and many others have been a part of our advertisement campaigns, and you know better, those things pay quite well.

You talk about piracy as if Pakistan has a monopoly on it. Sorry to burst your bubble, but it’s an international issue. You should remember Udta Punjab as we remember Jawani Phir Nahi Aani, both films pirated in the very country they were made by. You play the higher ground by narrating how Pakistani artists have been showered with love in India. You might not have gotten to see that, but every single Indian celebrity who has ever come to Pakistan has gone back waxing lyrical about the sheer amount of adulation and admiration they’ve received in Pakistan.

You can either ask me to send you the links of their interviews or ask Mahesh Bhatt or Zeenat Aman yourself; just don’t ask Anupam Kher – but guide him on the process of applying for a visa. We have even been borderline welcoming to your director making propaganda films against our country, while one of your own actresses has been charged with sedition for stating something as innocuous as Pakistan is not hell.

This tells us something about our attitudes, doesn’t it? So let’s just do away with playing Mother Teresa!

And now, the most important point, you charge Fawad Khan for not denouncing his own country, but getting away with the charming smile of his every-time. Except that that isn’t his job. How would you feel if Hollywood starts seeking an apology from Priyanka Chopra every time an Indian is lynched for eating beef in your country? It’s not the job of artists to do what politicians are supposed to do. As Kamila Shamsie puts it, let’s not shift this burden from the shoulders of those responsible even one inch to those already engaging in exchange of culture and good-will.

Fawad Khan doesn’t have to carry the baggage of his nationality this way, just as you don’t hold your celebrities accountable for the actions of your state. In fact, how can you even stoop to the level of charging Fawad Khan with something some non-state actors from Pakistan might have done, when your own celebrities don’t bat an eyelid for the persecutions your state officially does?

Isn’t your all-time leading superstar associated with a party that orchestrated the Gujarat riots? Have you ever questioned him? How many of your celebrities have avowed against the draconian Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in Kashmir, or the blinding of innumerable folks with pellet guns in that burning state? When you’re so intent on pointing out the alleged blood on Fawad Khan’s hands, how can you brush off the blood from the conscience of one of your own in a blink of an eye? The blood that was split by your state with a proper agenda, not even some lunatic groups going astray.

You cannot choose to look the other way when it comes to you, while trying to limit our focus to the loopholes erratically emanating from our place. When your celebrities don’t take it upon themselves to apologise for something their state is doing, why should Fawad Khan take the responsibility of something his state isn’t even directly involved in? You try to be a humanist, but all you end up becoming is a hyper-nationalist jingoist.

If there’s an equation of the cultural exchange between our countries, the balance shifts overwhelmingly in favour of Pakistan. We watch your films, telecast your shows, and listen to your songs; we know a lot more about your country that you have ever known about us. Your ignorance about us is what leads to you writing apparent love letters full of hatred to the likes of Fawad Khan.

You know how many Pakistanis have been killed due to terrorism? More than 50,000. Innocents, largely unnamed, faceless Pakistanis. Our civil society, our community, our media, our children and lately, even our establishment, is trying extremely hard to get rid of the scourge of terrorism. If you cannot help us with that, kindly do not insult us by bickering nonsensically out of the blue.

Oh, and people didn’t even know you before you started your rant against Fawad Khan. Now the whole sub-continent is talking about you (not very kindly, but hey, no publicity is bad publicity). So the next time you ignorantly claim that your country made Fawad Khan a super-star, always remember that it was due to this very same Pakistani star that you got your two minutes of fame.

Do visit Pakistan someday, please, to let go of the sheer bias you have against us. I, along with most other Pakistanis, will be very happy to show you around. And I promise, we won’t even consistently remind you of how much we’ve spent on you!

Love from a Pakistani.

PS: Fawad Khan is from Lahore, not Karachi.

Asif Nawaz

Asif Nawaz

Asif Nawaz is a doctor from Abbottabad who's either traveling or writing while not procrastinating. He tweets as @asifnz (twitter.com/asifnz)

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • Ruby

    That’s quite true, I completely agree with youRecommend

  • vinsin

    What about Two Nation Theory, what happened to that?Recommend

  • Ahsan Khan

    There was no need to respond to a nobody in India. This Banerjee character has hardly any audience. He’s just someone whose claim to fame was that ridiculous letter that he only posted online.Recommend

  • Moonus Kayinat Zahra

    This is one of the best answers given to indian Hypocrites. Stop taking credit for what you have not done at all and please accept what you have been doing in Kashmir. Only 17 soldiers and this reaction? is this your limit?? How coward !!!!!Recommend

  • G. Din

    If they don’t need India, what are they doing in India? Why come all the way to India, certainly not welcoming to them. Life for them can’t be rosy for them in India, what with even Indian Muslim actors finding it hard to rent reasonably safe and comfortable digs in Mumbai. Let them stay home and wow us in India, long distance. There are plenty of Indian producers and directors beholden to Pakistan such as Mahesh Bhatt , the sundry Khans etc., all fathered by Muslims, who will make a beeline to Pakistan to star them in their films.
    What say you? Keep them and your self-respect at home!Recommend

  • Thomas

    Why are they not in your land?. Please stop going to India.Recommend

  • Talha Zafar

    Let me comment on entertainment industry only.. The cultural exchange was only one-sided by Pakistan when leading names of Pakistani Cinema tried to make their mark in Bollywood. But unfortunately the filmmakers gave them devastating roles or characterizations, which were so ordinary that they would have better stayed in their own country. Bollywood had always been a source of allure to the masses because their offerings came at those times when our film industry was almost at demise and luckily that was the best era of Indian cinema when Pakistani audience get to see the best Indian movies (such as sholay, Shaan, Deewar and many more). But the time is about to change as the technical barometer of emerging Pakistani Cinema is endangering Bollywood. 2015 was the year when Jaipur film festival accolades was bagged by a Pakistani movie Manto.. Now coming back to our celebrities, I totally second and endorse our film actor Shan’s views whose harsh tone of pariotism was not taken positively as masses endorsed cultural exchange but that exchange has largely been unifold. If Nasseruddin Shah, Om purl and Nandita das acted in Pakistani ventures these actors themselves became victims of animosity from their own country. Even Khans were labelled as traitors when they advocated Pakistani actors. So what is the use of working in such a country which denounces our mere existence. They were biased and hostile and will continue to malign our artists. I request our true legendary celebrities to stop working in India and work in our country as it has true potential of surpassing Bollywood just as our pop music..Recommend

  • Pakistani

    Wow. I felt all this, but I could not have written it better. It’s harsh of course, but you are right.
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  • hp kumar

    Without discussing specifically about fawad khan ,I would say pakistani actors r not doing any good to bollywood.Infact film producers like karan johar and mahesh bhatt r playing with fire.They r turning bollywood a place of political hot bed.When we Indians have a discussion about how to break hegemony of particular family say khan,bachhan or kapoor and make bollywood a place totally free of extended family,these guys have different idea altogether.Seems these bollywoodians r not ready for change.Pakistan must realize that they cant have a policy of ‘whatever suits them’.These guys must return to their homeland.We have enough talents of our own to be explored in this industry.We dont make movie for the audience from other country .Recommend

  • hp kumar

    Yeah ,Ahsan Khan is very popular in India.Recommend

  • Qudsia

    Wow, very well written and aptly put. You didn’t leave out anything. :)Recommend

  • Nikita Sharma

    fawad Khan I love himmmm n want him to stay in safe country like my India forever
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  • Sail

    Yeah you know what most people India agree with you … PK artists need not work in BL to become stars … so why not ask PK artists to go back home ? Please.Recommend

  • Northpole

    Shameless …we don’t need you.Recommend

  • Ravindra Sharma

    What is harm in living without any relationship between the country for a few years if we can not live like a peaceful neighbour ?Recommend

  • disqus_MKeynes

    Pakistanis, we know what your country represents./..evrybody knows..to us culture and value systems are more imp than Entertainment industry.Recommend

  • Guy

    Dear Author, I know your pain and where it comes from. First if he is your superstar why not keep him employed there. Just like Priyanka Chopra is working in Quantico on her calibre… agreed Fawad is working based on this competence. But PC & FK is like India vs US and India vs Pak. And when it’s latter the equation change dramatically. Even if Indian directors wants to sign them they being patriotic can say ‘NO’. Then why to rush and what for … INR. Your second point that you watch our soaps … and revenue etc… Please sir I beg … do some research. Selling a stuff with over a billion vs barely 200 million and a large Indian expatriate presence makes a lot difference. Trust me it stands nowhere in terms of few dimes. The Indian channel that you pointed to airing your channels is almost cold now. It “did” receive a huge response with even my family glued to it but soon they realized it’s the same junk that they see in domestic channels. Quite honestly others I spoke to shared the same view. No doubt some of your soaps were really A grade but you would be naive to believe that all are the same grade. Third as per you .. we lost this many lives in terrorism. Well put bluntly .. not our problem. If we are involved punish us. If you are finding it rough to ride the tiger your created … then it’s your issue. Chickens are coming home to roost. We don’t care what you gain or what you loose.Recommend

  • Haramullah

    Well said Dr., Now prove it and show the world that you are right.Recommend

  • Rohan

    Then take him back along with othersRecommend

  • Rohan

    We care about each and every life unlike you who shout that they have lost 60,000 in the war on terror just to get more money from USA Recommend

  • abhi

    why you are so enraged? Ideally if these guys (Pakistani Artists) have any values in it they should have stopped working in Indian movies themselvs. But since they are just mad about money somebody has to call spade a spade. If they are earning their living in India they should at least sympathise when India is hurt by people controlling pakistan. They should make their stand clear.Recommend

  • Shourya

    Hi,
    I am an Indian.
    Let me start by saying that it is a well written piece unlike many that I have seen from Pakistan (please, take no offence. It is just an observation).
    I would like to point that hopefully you understand the emotion we face when such a tragedy hits us. Some of us react more than the other.
    Some of us just go insane and want someone to pay for the faceless enemy’s work. Mr. So called Banerjee is such an individual. Therefore, ignoring is the key here.

    Coming to the sentiment you have shared. I agree with you on so many points mentioned. It goes for the entire world.
    It is just that our countries have a complicated relationship of like stepsisters or may be of mother – in law and a daughter in law. Constant love and hate. We love each others artists and other great things but the moment something goes wrong, we blame each other
    I guess, we just have to accept it and try to change that.
    So let me start by saying that I absolutely love your shows. Reminds me of the level content we had at one point.
    I love so many of Pakistani shows.

    Which ones of ours do you like? (I know what we lack in quality,we make up in quantity)
    Recommend

  • Q.

    Lol doing in Kashmir, I guess someone is forgetting Balochistan. And hey, what “just 17”, even if ONE Indian Army solider then it DOES matter. You may not value human life, we do.Recommend

  • aafat

    Very well put, Asif Nawaz. People like Soumyadipta Banerjee are just so CHEAP. Rounding up on an individual who has NOTHING to do with Soumyadipta’s perceived “bad” of Pakistan. Wonder what s/he feels about about the 3000 Sikhs MURDERED in 1984 after Indira Gandhi’s killing? Has any Bollywood figure EVER said anything about that? Or about the average 25,000 (as I understand) BRIDE KILLINGS annually, in his/her country? Or about LTTE (‘Tamil Tigers’) trained in India? We know what they did to many, many innocent Sri Lankans … So, a WHOLE LOT OF HYPOCRICY by Banerjee.Recommend

  • liberal-lubna-fromLahore

    good blog. and issue that needs to be raised to shut down these fake paki libtards and hypocrisy is that just look at this vile country INDIA!!

    I mean they stage this fake attack in Kashmir, without using their brains, immediately point all fingers at Pakistan and call to ban our actors.

    Pakistan is the biggest victim of terrorist attacks which are obviously done by India but do we go to such extreme measures that we start blaming pathetic low life indians ? we have never done that!
    and what is the fault of actors in all this chaos anyways?

    but to be safe, our actors should come back to pakistan till the situations get cooled off.Recommend

  • Salim Alvi

    Bollywood has nothing to do with art. In 60s and 70s it was funded by Haji Mastan, the notorious smuggler. Later it was taken over by Dawood gang. Native cinema and drama of Marathis and Bangalis is ten years ahead of Bollywood. Bollywood and Kirket is promoted by corrupt and criminal rulers be they Angrez or ConAngrez to keep the natives in stupor so they are not aware of the loot and plunder of them. Urdu language itself is the language of slavery. Alien culture of Sunny Leons, debauched Kotha culture with Angrezi thurra and beedi is promoted through bollywood.Recommend

  • Salim Alvi

    24 soldiers in Halala and Pakistan responded by stopping USA using Pakistani roads to supply food and ammunition to their troops in Afghanistan. India needs to stop the water.Recommend

  • Enkay

    Esteemed Pakistan Interlocutors : Does this mean that Pakistani Artists – Actors, Singers Dancers – Sports persons, etc. will no more come to India with a “Job” Visa to Earn Money?Recommend

  • Enkay

    Dr. Asif Nawaz : You stated “You know how many Pakistanis have been killed due to terrorism? More than 50,000. Innocents, largely unnamed, faceless Pakistanis.”
    Doctor Saheb these Pakistani – 50,000 people – have been killed by Pakistan’s own bred Terrorists. Thus if these 50,000 People have been killed by Pakistan’s own bred Terrorists then Pakistan cannot complain to ANYBODY. However we Indians are justified to complain and take whatever action we feel in India to avoid further attacks by Pakistani Terrorists. May be the limiting or stopping Pakistani Artists to perform in India might goad the Pakistani Government to stop their terrorists from perpetrating Terrorism in India. Simple as that.Recommend

  • Abhi

    its a matter of freedom of expression.. u forgot same indian that is mumbai police assured security …. as u know india has problems and we will overcome someday…but what happened in pakistan to a famous singer- shod dead, a model killed in name of honor and a governor as liberal as anyone can be killed and the killer hailed as hero…where were u then… yes we have problems but u need to think somewhat logically….osama bin laden found in pakistan living in not so small house and many more terrorist killed in pakistan…. just think for a second..rather than to speak for celebs which are as safe as anyone can be in india..think about the citizens of FATA and KP displacedRecommend

  • Amuluk Singh

    Hi, i dont think we both ( indians and Pakistanis common people) have to start the word war. Not you and we want war. Before 1947 we both are one. And dont know why this crap is going on. Our soliders are killed and ithink may Be yours too. We common people from both side should unite and do something to unite. War is always started from the persons who always want their benefits. Britishers seperated us, and we started fighting. We are humans, god made us to do something good, not to fight like dog and cats. We must think if war starts, will modi or shareef will die. No not never. Its our army persons, common people who will be in that region. We praise our ministers you praise yours. But who will suffer, its us. So we havent try to insult each other or making each other images down. We must try to build a bridge that will connect both india and pakistan, and no power will able to break. The most important thing this earth is of god. He has created this, and we humans do, this land is ours. Who are we to say this, if any piece of land is of any human. Can he stop natural disaster to affect that land. So its my humble request to be unite and live as humans. Enjoy the life.Recommend

  • Abhi

    i never comment but please dont make a blind statement… just think about people in KP and FATA thats enough for u….see videos of ur ex servicemen specially general hamid gul about how they trained tribemen with gun to be terroirist and how u forget killing of salman taseer whom i admired and many more..be more logical its same nawaz shariff who blamed mushraff(army) for kargil u can check youtube… and who killed benazir…all forgotten in anti india rhetoric….success for PML-NRecommend

  • nitin

    I am an Indian and I agree with most of your views. Fahad or Mahira are not the reasons for Terrorism nor sending them back will bring any solution.Recommend

  • MSS

    Neither the Pakistani actors nor Bollywood industry is doing anybody any favours. This is about profit and ambition. There is no room for this blog either.Recommend

  • Ritu Pande

    Most of India does not listen to people who spread unnecessary hatred between people of India & Pakistan. Don’t get swayed by some nonsense spread by some stupid media houses in India.Recommend

  • Yashee Singh

    Excellent points. It’s Indians who are enriched by the talented Pakistani artistes working here, not the other way round.
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  • Pankaj Goyal

    This is absolute ridiculous of you to even think that. .
    Are you saying that the life of 17 soldiers is nothing! I am sorry to break it to you IT DOES MATTER!. Maybe you have seen enough deaths or maybe you are just insensitive but if that’s what your stake is at the matter at hand, you are no good to any country be it India or Pakistan.Recommend

  • Samar
  • Chandan Raina

    i dont understand this response. india is not a militant/terrorist state. we dont harbour militants. we dont plan attacks against the world. we dont let the doctrine of a religion dictate our foreign policy. we were equally welcoming to pakistani artists and content, till we had people from pakistan, backed by the state, smuggle themselves into india, murder people and bomb trains. and before you go off on the kashmir issue…please read my full name. I’m kashmiri. i know first hand what pakistan and pakistanis have done in kashmir. my own family has been affected by it. so spare me the inquilab zindabads.
    so you are responding because your ego is hurt? we are responding because you have time and again backstabbed india. we have time and again extended our hand in friendship. if you are denying that, which pakistan is again and again and again and again…then you are the ones being delusional. it’s maturity to accept ones follies. india has had issues in kashmir, yes. india is also paying tax money and sending indian soldiers who are losing their lives in kashmir to fix kashmir. pakistan is sending militants and causing the state to destabilise, hoping that india will give up a state which has some miscreants in it…backed by a hypocritical and lying country. im not talking about the regular pakistani people here…but…i mean…a colonel in your army said that ajmal kasab is not pakistani on national television…..umm….what?????????
    pakistan has blatantly and repeated indulged in acts of war and claims that kashmir is yours for the taking. to put this in context, tomorrow india cant get up and say hey we like nepal so we want it. it doesnt work that way. also…balochistan? Recommend

  • hardik raychanda

    Only 17. This is shameless comment. Recommend

  • Imran

    One of the best responses I have ever come across. To the point and crisp. This article clearly tells our side of the story which most Indians are unaware of. One must understand that Bollywood is business and not charity. The Pakistani star power will earn them money but the Indians pretend as if they are trying to promote a “no-one” from Pakistan. Hats off to you author. Keep writingRecommend

  • Chandan Raina

    i wrote a long comment here and now its gone! amazing.Recommend

  • Saurabh Malviya

    since you live in Abbottabad . i am so excited just to even think how exciting it would’ve been for you to see Osama die , Lie infront of your eyes buddy :)

    for this comment i made an account on this website . verified from my mail . you better understand this . i don’t blame you or ur nation its just funny Recommend

  • Anonymous

    I know it’s not right.
    But lemme get this straight.
    Pakistani people search for Indian Pages to post stuff on it.
    You guys are really obsessed with toilets in India.
    You guys say, that you are not dependent on Bollywood.
    and then, even if someone remotely mentions of sending actors back to Pakistan, you guys flip out in protest.
    Your actors who earn fame here, even fail to mention a word on the attacks.
    So basically, you want to be in India and abuse Indians 😂😂
    I applaud you guys for the self respect you have. 👍Recommend

  • Punkaj Tyagi

    Yes, this reaction because you wouldn’t know what it feels to loose ONLY 17 of us. You are use to loosing people/sec.
    Take care!! Recommend

  • LS

    “Can you please tell me how many Pakistani films have graced the screens of your country lately?”

    “Ramchand Pakistani”, “Khuda Ke Liye”, Khamosh Pani, Bin Roye was only banned in Maharashtra.. Maharashtra is NOT whole of India.. In fact it was largest release of pakistani movie in India.. and it was released on 81 Screens. There are other movies that were released in India including your TV serials..

    Your movies don’t make much impact and run at losses and no one wants to make a loss..

    “Pakistani are already stars”
    Yes, ONLY in PAKISTAN.. THEY APPLIED FOR JOB THROUGH THEIR AGENTS in India, Just like Deepika or Priyanka did.. They did not get job in US because they were stars in India.. They DID have auditions… so your artists in MOST cases Apply for Job.. FEW are invited… and MOST have failed.. Fawad and Mahira are latest fads.. we will talk to you after few years and see them by the wayside.. onto something new..

    “but every single Indian celebrity who has ever come to Pakistan has gone back waxing lyrical”

    Ofcourse they will say nice things because THEY WERE Guests.. they were not uncouth ones like Veena Malik, Umar Sharif and Sabeeka Imam went on to bad mouth the same industry that gave them job… Your leaders consistently threaten to Nuke us, recently a pakistani origin actor was fired for his tirade against India and Indians. Terrorists declared by UN and multiple countries run amok in your country and rake up Hatred about India. Your school curriculum rakes of religious hatred against India and Hindus.. so don’t play this overplayed card of “Pakistanion ka dil bada hai”.. It is not..

    1000’s of patients come form pakistan who get treated at subsidized rates in India and most of them are treated free… THAT has more impact that goody goody words.. said on the face while they are bad mouthed behind the back.

    Yes, some artistes work in your films because they don’t find much work in India.. that includes both Ompuri and Naseer fall in that category.. Singers in pakistan are Mostly average kind.. The only advantage being they are cheap.

    Would Fawad apologize for every minority killed in Pakistan every day? Stupid argument. We are talking about terrorist attacks here not everyday crime.. your attempt to gloss over terrorist attacks as an everyday crime is pathetic..

    Pakistan who reared these snakes that are biting you. Your own country trained them against soviet leaning Afghanistan so that you could get paid US dollars.. while the training money came from Saudi Arabia.. so your tired argument of 50,000 died is your own fault.. not India’s..Recommend

  • LS

    AFSPA is in place because Kashmiri Started the violence.. Not today, not in 1989 since 500 years ago when Muslims (Ancenstors and progeny of Sikandar Butshikan) first set foot in Kashmir. They Looted, terrorized, raped, killed millions of locals who had welcomed them.. Now along with those marauders and converts who drove the original residents “Pandits” out of the valley completely are claiming that the land is theirs.. it is like a guest comes to your house and you welcome him and overstays his welcome and conspires and uses violence to kick you out of your own home and when retaliated against they are claiming victim.. In 1989 there was no army there.. The Kashmiri leaders themselves had ratified merger with India in 1956 and yet these terrorists are asking for freedom because they are being PAID to ask for it.. every stone pelter is paid on the streets from Rs 250 to Rs. 5,000,000 if they pelt stones, lead a team, throw a grenade or kill a security personnell.. those are the prices.. pakistan is paying to every individual.. and these people are not many .. not more than 500.. Just 500… there are just 10-15 people who wave pakistani flags.. out of 1.5 million who live there. Kashmir valley is just 15% of the WHOLE J&K state.. that 15% is speaking for whole valley when none of them are with them.. Not even the muslims of leh/Laddakh or Indian Muslims.. none..

    So Kashmir Muslims are those guests who have overstayed and abused their welcome and ARE terrorists.. They have killed minorities with impunity… since decades and both Hindus and Sikhs have borne the brunt of their violence..Recommend

  • LS

    So you can have all your stars back.. who can barely act and at most find side roles. we don’t need them.. nor do we need any of your singers who barely sing..

    It is NOT about bias it is about the impunity with which your country engages in terrorism and yet you expect that the country that was attacked by your country repeatedly should only say nice words and continue to pretend as if nothing happened… It WILL HAVE reaction.. the author of that letter showed that reaction against that nation from where these attacks originate.. and it has been proven time and again..
    1) Parliament Attack,
    2) Mumbai Attack,
    3) Mumbai bombing
    4) Pathankot Attack
    5) Udhampur Attack

    and many more.. all of them have been proven to have originated in your country.. we do get angry and rightfully so.. and it does not make any sense to pretend as if people of that very country continue to get special treatment in our country.. if you are expecting that you are borderline delusional…. Lastly we don’t need to visit pakistan to feel the fake love (we can get that enough from your own people right here in the comment section, or like this article of yours).. there is a reason most of the buses and trains going to pakistan from India are almost empty, (it does carry those returning home back to Pakistan), there is a reason why Air India does not fly into pakistan but only PIA (or whatever its new name is) does 4 times a week.. but these transport are full when the come from the other side.. because not may people are interested in visiting pakistan.. it is pure economics.. nothing to do with hate or bias as you claim.. Providing transport service to Pakistan is a loss making enterprise..Recommend

  • Milind A

    So for you death of 17 soldiers is nothing? And reacting to these deaths is cowardness. Great going.. As long as you don’t value each life regardless of faith, sect, gender, sexual preferences.. terrorism is not going to go away.. And you can keep crying and blaming RAW, Mossad and everything under the sun.Recommend

  • Priyal

    ONLY 17 soldiers? What if these 17 soldiers were your family members, would you still say the same? There is no limit to the mass murders Pakistan has perpetuated in the guise of terrorism which I won’t mention as the list is endless and I’m sure you are also well aware of. India is not a ROGUE state such as your that engages in backhanded actions. Now who is the COWARD one, it’s up for you to guess and I’m sure it’s not a tough one. I didn’t even bother to read the whole article because long story cut short :India is offering work to your artists and appraising and appreciating them with an open heart, something which (you vehemently deny) we can hardly expect from your side. Your state has engaged in one-sided war, attacking our soldier 3am in the morning, what kind of bravery is that?
    India is a tolerant nation but when it comes to our jawans, we will not stay quiet, your Pakistani actors have to go back. Period. Recommend

  • LS

    one more thing .. Mr. Bannerjee isn’t India.. Mr. Bannerjee is just Mr. Bannerjee.. Beyond hindi speaking belt no one cares about fawad or mahira.. just like no one cares about Salman Khan in Tamil Nadu or Manipur.Recommend

  • Niti

    If Indian’s are Hypocrite then what about your beloved country fellows… Aren’t they… Just coz one of the journalist said something u can’t pin it on other Indians… And its not only 17 soldiers…. It’s a family our family… Reactions will be there… Everyone has to bear with it.. You’ve not seen our limit’s… And if u think we are coward then what are you people… Read your history carefully Miss Moonus Kayinta Zahar …. As for Fawad Khan he’s a brilliant actor and human being. Hope he goes places in his career… And I personal believe that creativity and art should not have boundary….. As it’s ment to share and spread happiness every where.
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  • Abhilash Sharma

    Excellent reply to Mr Banerjee but somehow this also shows Pakistani side of hypocrisy as I’ve never read such well thought letter for those people who are responsible for the killing of their own fifty thousand people. From a doctor I’m least expecting is to give attention to cancer spreading continuously in the form of jihad before thinking about the dandruff of nationalism.Recommend

  • Younis Shahid

    ohhhhhhhhh, BURN!!!!!Recommend

  • Sirik

    Pakis, educated or uneducated, rich or poor, all have good knowledge about Bollywood. They are all experts like other all Indian stuff. LOL
    I am an Indian and I give two hoots about your film industry. (Meaning, when i say i don’t give a dam, i seriously don’t give a damn because i don’t watch your movies neither on TV or theatre or pirated cds or illegal downloads..)Recommend

  • Varun Rathi

    What, tell me what is happening there?? Oh i got now you are about Our army who is killing militants, sorry we killed burhan wani who was a militant trained by your beloved country. Those terrorists who killed 17 army men were from your country. Those who attacked pathankot base were from your country. ISI is famous for all her deeds. And you talk about kashmir when you do not have the slightest idea what is going there. and how immaturely you are saying only 17 what a shame. I am sorry to say that your country is sending the militants and giving them training every single day.Recommend

  • Sharath Chandra

    Neither does Bollywood need Pakistani Actors.Recommend

  • Krishbhatt

    Great Bollywood knowledge you guys have.
    Love from India!Recommend

  • naveen m

    Nicely articulated article. Agree with you on most points
    I request you to ponder on below points
    1)When you mention about godhra riots, AFSPA (rightly so) please do talk about minorities in your own country (status of Hindus, Ahmadiyyas, balochis). As far as my knowledge India never used air force against it’s own people.
    2) Do you think so called cultural diplomacy really helped India- Pak relations( I have my own view) ?
    3) To your point on Pakistan films releasing in India as you said somewhere in article “it’s business, not altruism” that works anywhere.
    4) I do accept your point that many Pakistanis have died because of terrorism, but who created the terror monster in your own backyard? (Please don’t give cliched answer; Isn’t your state that gave them the space to do so).
    5) Why is your country so obsessed with Kashmir, when you cannot solve your own internal crisis (do you get to see Human Right violations only in Kashmir)?
    5)Finally, does you country really has a functioning democracy? What’s your official policy towards India ( Is it ISI or democratically elected government that have shots in talks with India?).
    I personally feel Pakistani people are no different than Indian people.
    And I request you to visit India if you have please do visit again so that you would not generalise about India. Thank you

    Love from IndiaRecommend

  • Akshay

    lol ..why do they all come to India in the first place, if the Pakistani movie industry is so great they should not right ?
    I am not against actors coming to India..but atleast accept that Bollywood is huge and actors require such a platform to be famous.Recommend

  • Vishal Ghir

    Your country is full of cowardice. Jihadis. Our limit has been tested for decades now. Look at how your country treats its minorities. We have an inclusive society despite having a multitude of communities living here. We love our parsis, muslims and catholics equally and they’re Indians before anything. Think about what you guys have done in Afghanistan, Gilgit, Balochistan before raising a finger at others.

    Also, read history. Kashmir was always a part of India and will stay the same. Things will change and get positive. WE ARE SURE ABOUT IT.

    Also, where is East Pakistan btw?Recommend

  • Vishal Ghir

    And I am sure you won’t post my comment Express Tribune blogs. Let’s see!Recommend

  • Abhinav

    With all respect from an Indian this side, I humbly request you to not comment “ONLY 17 SOLDIERS”. You may be living in denial but the entire world sees Pakistan as a failed state. And India is world’s leading economy and a superpower in making. We have some big challenges but also have a bright future and the world reckons that. Pakistan was and for many years to come has no future and its high time you concentrate on your worsening status in the world. We have 1.2 billion people, 22 languages, many religions and beliefs, 30 states and amazing diversity and still we are growing and getting better each day. We too have issues but then we have worlds largest democracy and a rule of people. Inferiority complex is a bad thing, see what it has done to you and Pakistan. Recommend

  • usman

    and your bollywood is huge because of all the muslim and pakistani stars like Sharukh, Salman, Amir, Fawad etc you need to keep that in mind too my friend :)Recommend

  • Laughable Nonsense

    Pakistani actors don’t need Bollywood? Then why do they go there? Seems like Fawad Khan has never even looked back after working with Karan Johar, and who can blame him? If India is so unimportant, when will we we Mahira Khan and Fawad and Hocane etc. working in Thai, Chinese or even Bangladeshi cinema?Recommend

  • Vishwas Kohli

    This gentleman is highly misinformed…..!
    Hello…..! Good Morning…..!
    We are talking India Pakistan here not hindu muslim….! Usman its good to take part in blogs n debates, but generally people who digress, remain out boxed.Recommend

  • Jj

    Fawad is a nobody side actor
    Srk, Amir, Salman are Indians who CHOSE not to go to Pakistan
    They don’t want to be a part of your country
    How much more insulting can it get for you?Recommend

  • ask

    Pakistani actors working in India are doing so on valid visa and work permits. They should not be disturbed and should be allowed to fulfil their professional obligations with dignity, in peace & without hindrance. Once the current travel/work documents expire, or current assignment is over, they need not be renewed ever again. There should be no further brouhaha.Recommend

  • Ali

    Fawad khan is actually, truly irrelevant to the discussion here. He neither created the myriad disputes between our two countries nor will he, or any actor in the world for that matter, help us in the resolution of those disputes.

    By bringing in these celebrity names into the discussion, we trivialise the weight and gravity of disputes our two countries have been embroiled in since their very inception, for over 6 decades. How long are we going to keep trivialising things in this manner? Do India and Pakistan plan to be at loggerheads for as long as they exist?

    And second, what proof do you have that the heinous act committed in Uri was not sponsored by your state? Your article seems to imply that India has some sort of totalitarian rule in Indian occupied Kashmir while people in POK are in some sort of a state of bliss?!?!

    Excesses have been committed by both sides, and unless both sides admit to it, we will never ever move forward. If you, like everyone else’s it seems, want only to indulge in lame finger-pointing and blame-games, then we can only expect this status quo of unreasoning hatred to continue. We can look forward to remaining stuck 50 years in the past, for the next 50 or 150 years to come, because like you, all people want to do on both sides is just settle scores all the time, even if that means full scale nuclear war. We need sane, mature and sensible people talking sane things, on both sides. Not random trivialising nonsense to get a few hundred likes or shares on social media.Recommend

  • Kay

    As expected, a delusional article which deserves a rebuttal. You started your article by mentioning about the India being “caught up in a frenzy of misjudging the Pakistani markings regarding the ammunition used in the Uri attacks”. What frenzy and misjudgement are you talking about, I have no idea about! It’s damn straightforward. The ammunition had Pakistani markings on it, which manifests as a credible proof of Pakistani involvement in the terrorist attack. Now please don’t tell that the terrorist from different country other than Pakistan came to Pakistan, bought the arms and ammunitions, came to India and carried out the terrorist act, to frame Pakistan. You are a doctor and I presume that you have acceptable levels of common sense.
    The preamble of your article is, Pak artist do not need Bollywood to become stars. I 100% agree that fawad khan or for that matter any Pakistani artist do not need Bollywood to reach stardom. In fact, nobody needs nobody to fulfil his /her talent and scale the heights of prominence. But everyone needs a propeller in their career which acts as an actuator to achieve these heights. In this case, Bollywood acted as the propeller in fawad khan’s career. So, even though an iota of it, fawad khan owes a degree of allegiance and integrity to Bollywood. Please give me any instances, if you can recollect or google it, where the Pakistani industry has propelled any Indian artists career. Fawad and all other Pakistani actors were all over the twitter condemning the paris attacks. Why are these pseudo-liberals not expressing their compassion for Uri? The least we are asking is, be a man and owe it; take a stand against terrorism. Oh wait! Or is it that once u condemn it you will be branded a secessionist in Pakistan or is it that the ISI, LeT etc etc. will get you killed?
    You made an obnoxious rhetoric that fawad khan was a superstar in Pakistan and we roped him because he was famous and blah blah blah…..Cut the crap! Please don’t equate being famous in Pakistan and India as the same and I quote one of your most loved actresses momal sheikh say that “in Pakistan, getting a job or role in Bollywood is considered as a big achievement.” An oxymoron by you, there!
    Please understand that we shut doors on your serials and films because unke telecast hone se ya na hone se hume koi farak nahi padta. Don’t be under any illusion! In India, no one gives a shit about these Pakistani serials and films. Two serials featuring fawad khan namely Zindagi Gulzar hai and Humsafar garnered a trp rating of just about 1, at their peak. On the contrary, you need our serials and films as they contribute to your rapidly flagging economy. If you have the guts, ban our serials and films in your country. I bet you cannot! So basically, by accepting our content you are not doing any favour on us, you are garnering revenue for yourself. So cut that rhetoric!
    The biggest self-goal by you when you mentioned “Fawad Khan doesn’t have to carry the baggage of his nationality this way, just as you don’t hold your celebrities accountable for the actions of your state”; Did you just acknowledge that Uri was carried out by the state called Pakistan? Whereas, your so called PM, Nawaz-i-have no-idea-what-I-am-doing-Sharif was telling the whole world that India are blaming Pak for Uri without any proof. So thanks for accepting that!
    Finally, you mentioned about atrocities in Kashmir, Pakistan being victims of terror etc etc. I mean, how ludicrous and farcical it is when a Pakistani talks about being victims of terror and human rights violation. I am not going to go in detail with it as it is not of any worth.
    All that we are saying is Fawad Khan and all other Pakistani actors, be a man, stand up and speak against all forms of terrorism, even though it is sponsored by your country.

    —- A proud patriot of a great nation called INDIARecommend

  • Rao

    Dear Pakistan, India has been saying as what you have exactly stated.
    Pak. actors are better off in Pakistan
    Pls do not come to India begging for Money
    If you think Bollywood is no bid deal..that’s fine for India
    India is better off from your so called ArtistsRecommend

  • Robyn

    They come to India because they are invited as Indian directors and producers see potential in them. Can’t our B and C grade actress expose, yet we bring down porn stars. We will do anything for a Hollywood actor to do a cameo in one of our films. Except they won’t accept the offer. I say this as an Indian. Keep talent, culture and politics separate! Up until not even a century ago, these were our brothers! People like you are the problem, not the Pakistani artists! We could be united and live happily but noRecommend

  • History Buff

    IT was kept that way by the BHAI’s of mumbai who are not hiding in KArachi and Dubai …..pretty unfortunate.. talent has never flowed in after that ..plus when you have agrown NGO group that wants muslim actors only or pakistanis ( only muslims here) then why do we crib…..

    Most hindi movies have given up on urdu centric writers or dialogues and slowly moved to a sanskritized version of Hindi …. so .. chill and relax…urdu songs are now very less and once htecurrent generation fo urdu writers are done wiht, we may have lost urdu in mainstream moviews completely( i miss some good songs too !!!)

    but its 1-2 generations 10-15 years atelast …for sa serious change to impact……. When kings change…. so does policies…

    Similarly when persian became out of use in courts and english and hindi became mainstream languages of communication ..all hte farsi writers lost relevance….. similarly change will happen for sure in the next 1020 years….

    You are talkign of small things like fawad khan or shak rukh himself… these are jsut 20-25 years span ina civilization that has withstood attacks or undergone modifications over a period of 10-20 thousand years !!!!!!Recommend

  • Amir Hussain Piprani

    you are saying singers in Pakistan are mostly average thats why your people are crazy for coke studio PakistanRecommend

  • Kay

    What do you mean by “Only 17 soldiers”? You just exhibited the obnoxious pakistani mentality.Recommend

  • Mohit Jain

    Are you crazy Salman, Sahrukh and Aamir are Indians and not Pakistanis. we have more muslims in India than Pakistan and if they are Pakistani why is it that they are not willing to come there!Recommend

  • shehryar bukhari

    Loving the comments from Indian side . It can’t get more senseless than this . A nation full of hatred and false pride Recommend

  • jay

    Ask SRK AAmir Salman and they will tell you that 1st they are Indian and then Muslims. u see this is the difference between Indian Muslims and Pakistani Muslims. Country and individual talent makes someone big or small , not religion .Recommend

  • hp kumar

    Fawad khan is already back in pakistan before the end of deadline..Got it?Recommend

  • Shareiq

    Nice rant. Now have an iota of pride and live and prosper in your Islamic republic with their puny or non existent film industry.Recommend

  • reema khanna

    only good thing about this letter is to see few literate people in pakistan, this lady sure can write.. kudos to thatRecommend

  • dave korn

    I agree with the author of this article, Very well and rightly written. However there are a few contentious points where I differ. However let me start by saying yes Fawad Khan is a star before Bollywood and his star should shine bright in Pakistan or try his luck in another country. Since Diplomatic recourse is not an option & will always be a failed option with Pakistan (history, coup’s, assassinations…. The list can go on,) I would like to support my country and isolate Pakistan on grounds of not just Uri, but the continuance of these monstrosities by the Pakistani regime (semi-quasi-semi Military-semi Terrorist government).
    First, Adnan Sami was born British to a Pashtun father and a Jammu Mother – Please check your facts – Secondly, Adnan Sami preferred staying in India, the land of his mother. It is no secret that the limelight that Bollywood offers is far superior and better paying than what your Stars would earn in Pakistan. I mean to say aren’t Hafiz Sayed, Sayed Salahudeen and Masood Azhar also stars in Pakistan (the list can go on here as well).
    Your “highest paid celebrities in Pakistan” statement is relative, when you compare them to the Indian entertainment industry the figures involved here will show you how relatively low your research was before writing this article. Indian movies play all over the world, Pakistan no exception, of all the places I have lived in the world. I have never seen one Pakistani move, screen-play ever. I suggest you to kindly Harvard reference your statements.
    With Reference to our artists on Coke Studio, you must know that Coke studio is MTV rights owned subsidiary, which is American owned you Moron.!
    I would love to sit here and continue to ridicule your blatant misconceptions, I would want to continue this topic with you, but I have a life. Recommend

  • Rachna Sinha

    Why do u ppl get religion in between… Pakistan is very different from Islam…. So better pick your words wisely.Recommend

  • Sathyendra Vemulapalli

    Please ask them to work in your allay china’s movie’s. Recommend

  • Anjan Basu

    Beautifully written: sensitive and poised. I am an Indian myself — quite proud to be one, in fact. But the shrill, tasteless histrionics of the hyper-nationalist brigade out here in a part of our media embarrasses me no end, just as, I am sure, such bellicose sabre-rattling in the jingoistic, bigoted sections of Pakistani society troubles Asif himself. Sanity and good sense must be the weapons of decent people in both our countries. We are here, Asif! Make no mistake: we shall overcome — you and us, together!Recommend

  • krish

    Has anybody noticed that this guy has equated “Priyanka eaplaining for Beef lynching ‘within’ India” with “Pakistani Terrorists bombing India and killing Indians”….I guess that would tell you about the mindset of Pakistanis…they really can’t understand the concept of inside and outside of a nation….and that I believe is their root problem en masse….lolz!Recommend

  • krish

    That again is your mindset problem Sir…Muslims are NOT Pakistanis….please read SRK’s tweet on the day Uri bombings happened…however I understand your mental sickness…belonging to an islamic country you project all hindus as Indians and hence the concept of a secular state doesn’t ring a bell in your ears! ;)Recommend

  • Garuda

    So insensitive, so heartless .. you are a blot on the name of women of the subcontinent.. if you are so ignorant of the real happenings in Kashmir, Balochistan, Sindh, Pakistan occupied Kashmir(and gilgit/baltistan is part of that ).. it is better, to not express this in public..Recommend

  • Gruham Bendakaluru

    Actors are nothing but paid entertainers.

    We pay them and they entertain us…once we are entertained, they should be out of our minds, unless we feel what we paid for was not with the entertainment provided.

    This is true whether they are from Bollywood, Hollywood, Pakistan or China or from anywhere else in the world.

    For them it is a paid job…for us it using their service (entertainment) for a fee.

    Why does one even discuss about them any further than that?Recommend

  • Eurekha

    Well said, Thank you for writing this :)Recommend

  • Sid

    DearAsif Nawaz, you have portrayed a wonderful miasma of half truths in your letter… let us analyze each… firstly, if your ilk, which should include all self respecting Pakistanis, are so horrified by the fictitious abuses of our folk, why do your artistes trapeze so fast across? Secondly, you seem to suffer from a massive ‘Fan’ complex i.e. fans make the superStars… if you all watch our movies then it surely means they are of good quality… can you blame us for not warching your Trashy ones… I mean how can you seek reciprocity in this??? And Fawad Khan is npt doing Indians a favour by appearing in our movies… Heaven knows there are countless more talented guys waiting to fill gis shoes…and you.mentioned Indian actors and singers appearing in your productiona… let me juat say that they surely must have done it secretly or in serious need of money…since none have officially proclaimed it, unlike your chaps who tomtom it loudly… Lastly, I concede that your words made a bit!! of sense until you, like all fanatics, brought in the cliched and obsessive atrocity angle… surely you are aware and intelligent enough to undertsand that tour side has harboured terror for us since long… and if you don’t, then I don’t see the point in arguing at all…
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  • Anuj Gupta

    Though I personally don’t support the citizens and artists to be sent back who don’t have bad intentions. But; I think the writer got the Bollywood thing completely wrong. The article is written in a very jingoistic flavour.

    All the Pakistani Artists mentioned might be famous and popular, but what they should not be doing is to underestimate the power of Bollywood. I have travelled to the remotest part of China; Xinjiang and Indonesia, Sabang (Funny enough; one of the bike taxi drivers even mentioned the name of Bobby Deol…hahaha, one can guess how deep the penetration of Bollywood is in these places) and I could see how popular Bollywood is in these places. Look it up on the Internet, the Chinese don’t go to Xinjiang nor does many people from Indonesia go to Sabang.

    What Bollywood can give them or any other actor no other platform can give. In Hollywood, even the most famous Indian actors don’t get lead roles, whereas in Bollywood they do. Also; they don’t work here for free, without a doubt they get much more money as compared to what they would get in Pakistan, so they even have a huge financial interest when they work in Bollywood.

    Yes; the Bollywood Directors might have taken them because they were famous, but look at what they are getting in return. With just a few movies; 1.2bn people in India and all other places where they see Bollywood movies would know who Fawad Khan or Mahirah Khan are. So; please lets be a little rational here.

    At the same time I do have a disclaimer here – I don’t like Bollywood for one very important reason, they killed the Artists who would make Music Albums. You know the names. Even the Coke Studio Indian is very much Bollywood. For me Coke Studio Pakistan will always be the epitome of reviving old songs and nurturing new artists. Not a single days goes when I don’t hear one of the CS Pakistan songs.

    So;Yes they need Bollywood to become stars…Recommend

  • inquiring mind

    Well Indians are crazy about Yo Yo Honey Singh too (Since you were generalising I too did) so that doesn’t make him more than the average or does it?
    India is a very vast country of 1.25 Billion people so even a million views on coke studio Pakistan video doesn’t generalise anything!!
    PS: There are people who like Pakistani Singers as similar as there are people who don’t as liking is a personal choice so don’t generalise it!Recommend

  • Usman

    Are Pakistani’s against terrorism ??
    All Pakistani’s brother and sister who are out there just answer me this simple question .
    Yes Or No.
    Are you ??
    Recommend

  • Thomas David

    sad & feel pity on indian sRecommend

  • Shahida Khan

    If your film industry is soooooo huge than why do your film stars go to Hollywood to be cast as glorified extras? Recommend

  • usman

    Haha no one knew Fawad before few serials,”our side of story “.
    Your side of story is inspite of knowing all the truth and facts you keep your mouth shut and eyes closed.And your corrupt politicians use your money to make a fortune of 650 cr and counting.You the citizen of Pakistan are so naive that some of the world’s most wanted terrorist leaders are enjoying there freedom In Pakistan.
    Why will you say anything ? Why will you do anything ?

    Who gives a damn ? Well you should if you care about yourself you should cause your government will not do any good for you.
    Recommend

  • Sidzz

    Lolzzz.. By the way why indians directors invite pakistani actors and singers?? Aaaa obviously they see something special and extraordinary.. Nd they do not go to India by themselves so its very much better that indians should kicked off their viewers and director etc from their country who like to watch them.. 😂 Nd they should build a new country for the people whom they like only.. 😄 Recommend

  • Zen

    Among all the comparisons and allegations, I only see one truth…Bollywood is a business, AGREE. Recommend

  • Manisha Gupta

    How many projects Pakistan has offered Salman, Shahrukh, amir? Lol. They are Indians, not Pakistanis. Recommend