MUMBAI: Renowned Indian lyricist, poet and screenwriter Javed Akhtar said that Pakistani drama serials should air on Indian television and that restricting art in the name of culture damage is wrong, in both borders.
Lauding Pakistani dramas and the quality of the content here, Akhtar said, “This is all wrong, there shouldn’t be any such talks coming from here, neither from there, as well. There are so many good serials which come from there (Pakistan) and they should be able to telecast here but they don’t, and our good programmes should be able to telecast there, and why should not they telecast over there and which culture is getting damaged? Neither their’s, nor our culture could get damaged.”
He added, “These are just talks and people keep on jabbering about something or the other, someone does not want Ghulam Ali to come to India, and people from Pakistan keep on saying something else, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle haven’t been able