Patriotism that promotes ‘hate’ isn’t patriotism: Dia Mirza

At a time when celebrities across the board are readily commenting on the bilateral tensions between India and Pakistan, actress Dia Mirza says patriotism in its true spirit does not propagate hate.


“Patriotism that propagates hate is not patriotism. United we rise. Divided we fall. Politicians polarise to rule, not serve society,” Dia tweeted on Sunday.

Dia’s statement was a refreshing departure from the usual comments coming in from her more prominent industry peers, like Farah Khan who said she’d rather cast “actors from her own country” in her films and Ajay Devgn who said that he won’t be working with Pakistani actors any time soon.

Other Bollywood stars like Salman Khan have spoken out in support of Pakistani actors and have faced a backlash, along with producers whose upcoming films feature Pakistani stars.