Ace director Zoya Akhtar feels film maker Karan Johar is being “bullied” over the release of his Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. She said that Pakistani artistes were taken in films since they had valid visas, hence no rules were broken.
Ever since the Uri attacks, there were objections to Pakistani actors working in Bollywood and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is facing banning threats from MNS as it features Fawad Khan. Speaking to PTI about the current scenario, she said:
You (referring to Karan Johar) are in a situation where you are being bullied and nobody is helping you. You are not being protected. This is chaotic. The Government is saying one thing, people (referring to MNS) are saying something else.In all this what is a lone person supposed to do. It’s not about encouraging talent (from Pakistan). It’s about following the law. They (Government) are giving visas to Pakistani actors. I am following the law. And any political party has to follow the law. If they are not doing so, those elected to power should make sure they don’t break the law. Filmmakers are not breaking the law (by giving work to Pakistani artists).
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