Amid rising tensions between Pakistan and India, an Indian ‘journalist’ placed the focus on Pakistani actors working in India by penning an open letter addressed to Fawad Khan.
As expected, there was a huge outpouring of support. For the journalist’s opinion, as well as in favor of Fawad Khan, from either side of the Wagah.
Many Indians decided to step up and call out the open letter for making a mockery out of diplomatic affairs
If Fawad Khan is working in India on a valid visa then that is it. You are not doing any upkar on him. He is working and getting paid.
— Masterstroke Ninda (@brumbyOz) September 21, 2016
On September 23 Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, a regional political party headquartered in Mumbai, gave an ultimatum to Pakistanis working in Bollywood to leave the country within 48 hours.
MNS ultimatum to Pakistani actors: Leave India in 48-hour deadline
— QueenBee ♕ (@vaidehisachin) September 23, 2016
Karan Johar decided to make a statement in support of Fawad Khan who stars in Karan’s forthcoming ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil‘, last night
In a talk show moderated by esteemed Indian journalist Barkha Dutt, Karan Johar came out in support of Pakistani actors working in Bollywood by saying that banning actors from Pakistan will not solve any problems, for India.
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) September 25, 2016
Upon this statement by Karan, Indians have come alive with their reactions and this is what they’ve been saying:
least u can do as a patriot that let karan johar and SRK movie do zero business, harvarshdhans r so inspired that it will do 100cr business
— durgesh kaushik (@durgeshkaushik) September 25, 2016
JUST 2 EARN PAKISTANI AUDIENCE VIEWERSIP @karanjohar TAKE PAKI ACTORS AND CREATE COMPLICATED SITUATION FOR URSLF N DEN BABBLE I M INNOCENT
— Vijay Chauhan (@Vjaydeenanath) September 25, 2016
As expected, some have even stooped low enough to call him out on his sexuality
Not for nothing that Karan Johar is alleged to be a Gay… 🙂 pic.twitter.com/LwZxfMl5q7
— Passerby (@rohitindiacalls) September 25, 2016
Pakistanis on Twitter, on the other hand, are elated
— Kiran Gohar Habib (@KiranGohar9) September 25, 2016
Kudos to @karanjohar for stating the obvious. Terrorism not linked to Fawad Khan n his type.
— Asjad Khan (@Asjad_Khan) September 25, 2016
While adults are trying to resolve issues amicably, this is what the haters are up to
MNS, the party that issued an ultimatum, has just stated that their 48 hour deadline is over and now they’re planning their next step.
48 Hours Ultimatum Completed,Shameless Pakistanis Wont Leave Of Their Own,MNS Parliamentary Meeting 11:00 AM To Decide How To Throw Them Out
— Raj Thackeray (@MNSRajThackeray) September 25, 2016
What do you think about artistes from either side of the border, being forced to give up art for the sake of political blame game?