Shiv Sena leader Manisha Kayande has said Bollywood actor Salman Khan needs to be taught a lesson for backing Pakistani actors.
The statement invited backlash from the Shiv Sena on Saturday who said that Salman Khan too should migrate to Pakistan if he likes the Pakistani actors so much.
Speaking at an event in Delhi on Friday, Khan said, “They are artistes, not terrorists. It’s the government who gives them work permits and visas. Art and terrorism should not be mixed.”
“I think he needs to be taught a lesson. When several jawans are losing their lives all these years, even when there has been war-like situation between Pakistan and India, this statement coming from him is highly objectionable,” Kayande said.
Manisha Kayande, a leader of Shiv Sena, on Saturday said, “Salman Khan needs to be taught a lesson. If he has so much love for Pakistan artists, he should migrate there.” she added.
Salman Khan made the statement a day after the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) passed a unanimous resolution at the annual general meeting, appealing to all their members to “henceforth, not to work with any artistes, singers or technicians from Pakistan until the situation of hostilities between Pakistan and India subsides and the Government of India declares that all is well with Pakistan and India.”
Khan spoke out against the ban, which was first proposed the MNS after the Uri terror attack. Channel Zee Zindagi, which used to exclusively broadcast Pakistani shows, also changed the line up of the channel by removing Pakistani shows altogether.
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