If you are not living under a rock, you have probably heard about the MNS vs Pakistani actor’s controversy. After the Uri Attack, Raj Thackeray led political party MNS, ordered Pakistani actors like Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan Etc, to return to their homeland Pakistan. MNS even threaten directors of their movie to remove actor’s scenes from the movie. People are still divided on whether this step is right or not, and to put all the debate to rest, I think MNS decision is right and we should send all Pakistani actors to their homeland for work.
Some may argue, but look at the benefits here; less Pakistani actors means more work opportunities for our Indian artists. Yes, we are sure if Karan Johar hasn’t had the option to cast Fawad Khan in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, he would’ve probably hired some Indian actor, right? And how did we know about it ? No, we don’t, but it’s a right decision nonetheless, we need more work for Nawazuddin Siddiqui and he would’ve to play the part of Fawad Khan, why go abroad then!
Shahrukh Khan ‘Raees’ movie features Pakistani actress ‘Mahira Khan’, why Shahrukh? Did Deepika, Katrina and Anushka was not there when you made such casting call? You may have work with all these actresses so many times, with Deepika Padukone 3 times, with Katrina Kaif 2 times, with Anushka Sharma 3 times, we don’t care if it looks repetitive but please just romance with Indian actresses, not with Pakistani ones. We don’t know about the script but I’m sure Mahira’s part in the movie can easily be played by any Indian actress!
What Producers should do now?
First and foremost remove all those scenes from the movie which feature Pakistani actors, we don’t care if your film look half-baked now or their part is important for story progression, just remove them. We can watch Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, without knowing anything about Fawad-Anushka characters love-hate relationship. We can watch Shahrukh’s ‘Raees’ without Mahira’s part, maybe she have a bigger part in the movie but we don’t care just cut down your movie length even if it look disjointed later. We hate Pakistani actors, yes we do. Just remove their parts from your movie.
If Producers do not follow our orders.
So, let’s protest don’t let their film release. We don’t care if their movies entered 200 or 300 crore club and they will pay entertainment tax which only increases our economy and not Pakistan’s, but we don’t care. We don’t care if Karan Johar, Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan Movies feature 90% Indians, who worked hard for the movie, but we care if some Pakistani actor works in that movie. We don’t want any movies featuring, Pakistani actors.
The best thing producers should do now onwards is hire us as their casting directors; we have more knowledge about movie business than they do, right? Actors are the reason why attacks such as Pathankot and Uri happened, they should be responsible for it, right!
(This is a humor article, please don’t take it seriously)
By: Saket Sharma