An Indian writer showed mirror to actor Ajay Devgan, who recently made public announcement against Pakistani actors following Uri attacks.
Talking to an interviewer for a news channel, the actor was asked if he would collaborate with Pakistani artistes, the actor shot the idea down stating that he wouldn’t work with any Pakistani artiste at this point in time when there is a “constant exchange of bullets.”
Elaborating his point, he further said that dialogues between the two countries seem futile at this juncture. Drawing an analogy to how a person won’t have a dialogue with somebody who has just slapped him hard on his face, Ajay questioned how India can continue to have a dialogue with Pakistan when they are firing bullets.
“It’s very sad that they (Pakistan) didn’t take a stand on the Uri attacks,” he added.
Reacting to Ajay’s statement, Indian writer Prerna Bakshi questioned as to why he didn’t take stand for Nawazuddin Siddiqui, an Indian actor who was forced by far-right nationalists to pull out from “Ramlila”, a theater play that was to be staged in Hindu festival.
Some members of Shiv Sena opposed the idea of “a Muslim actor going on stage in a Ramlila”, a play based on the Hindu religious epic Ramayana and performed across India.
“Nawazuddin Siddiqui is an Indian actor. Did you take a stand for him? For your fellow actor? Against Muslim hating bigots? No? Then sit down,” Prerna wrote on her Twitter account.