So, in quite the pleasant surprise, Rishi Kapoor tweeted that his dying wish was to visit Pakistan. This has come as a breath of fresh air, considering the actor has infamously become very renowned for poking fun at the motherland time and time again, be it his racist rant about cricket or fighting a Pakistani girl on social media. Rishi has built himself a rather questionable reputation, and his incessant need to throw controversial opinions around on his Twitter handle has time and time again divided fans.
This time, the actor took to Twitter to weigh in on the Kashmir dispute, before expressing a particular wish of his own…
In his tweet, Rishi stated that he “want[ed] to see Pakistan” before he died. He said that he was now “65 years old” and longed to show his children “their roots.” The actor hails from Peshawar and has a house there too.
Farooq Abdhulla ji, Salaam! Totally agree with you,sir. J&K is ours, and PoK is theirs. This is the only way we can solve our problem. Accept it, I am 65 years old and I want to see Pakistan before I die. I want my children to see their roots. Bas karva Dijiye. Jai Mata Di !
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) November 11, 2017
The tweet garnered mixed emotions
Sir, Dheere boliye. Sunny Deol ne sun liya to aapke ghar ke pump ukhaad dega.
— Roflindian (@Roflindian) November 11, 2017
Who is stopping u & ur children from visiting Pakistan! U have money & reasons do what u want to do but why to divide Indian state for ur sentiments?
— Vaibhav Deshmukh (@DeshVaibhavM) November 11, 2017
A few Indians poked fun at Pakistan
Yes they are hospitable, with suicide bomb under their jacket.
— Mayank Mani (@BeingMmani) November 11, 2017
India tourism ka slogan – incredible india
Pakistan tourism ka slogan – come have blast
— aneeka (@goldiciousgurl) November 12, 2017
…And the actor himself too
Char bottle vodka, kam mera roz ka..
— Gautam Trivedi (@Gotham3) November 12, 2017
Fans advised the actor to move to Pakistan after reading the tweet
So just because you want to see Pakistan, India should compromise with its sovereignty ?! ?
You can get permanent Visa of Pakistan after this tweet. So get it and Go To Hell.
— Jatan Acharya (@jatanacharya) November 12, 2017
Go & stay in POK..your ancesters came from frontier province.https://t.co/w4mUcESiGj
— Virendra (@viren56002) November 12, 2017
And a few Pakistanis embraced Rishi’s possible future visit to the country
— Shams Tumrani (@BeingShamss) November 11, 2017
Some suggested the actor stay away from such controversial topics
Rishi Kapoor this is not your personal property that you are offering to Pakistan on a platter, just enjoy your Scotch and keep away from political matters
— vivek sirohi (@SirohiVivek) November 12, 2017
Its v controversial Rishi Saab why do u indulge in controversies during night
— Sharma B (@bb_sharma) November 11, 2017
Kam peeya kar buddhe.
— Sardaar Khan Of Wasseypur (@SardaarKhan) November 12, 2017
While others took a slight dig at his son Ranbir in the process
You are 65 then who has stopped you to visit Pakistan, they will easily give you Visa, go and visit. Take Ranbir as well so he can see the roots but don't bat for Pakistan here. I would suggest take PR of Pak and settle their; Ranbir might have better career their.
— Siiddharth Mishra (@Mr_Siddharth) November 12, 2017
And amidst it all there were a few who respectfully agreed with the actor, expressing similar sentiments
I also wanted to visit my roots. My parents home. I love & respect that land.
— Tejpaul S. Sachdev (@sachdev28) November 11, 2017
The way you expressed your love about your roots is incredible. Wish you come Pak soon and hope to visit Sind. Great actor great thinking ? Jai Mata Di!
— Mukesh (@Mukeshcapricorn) November 11, 2017
A few opinions surfaced on merging together both countries to pre-partition once more
Sir permanent solution is unite both country as it was before 15th Aug 1947
— Dilipkumar Jha (@jhadilipkumar1) November 11, 2017
What are your thoughts on Rishi visiting Pakistan?