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Ajay Devgn supports Ban on Pakistani Artists post Uri Attack

Ajay Devgn is known for his direct and non-diplomatic comments. This time he opens about the ban on Pakistani artists in Bollywood in the wake of Uri attack on Indian Army on 18 September 2016. In a recent decision IMPPA (Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association) has banned Pakistani artists to perform in India. Several celebrities has supported the decision including Ajay Devgn, Nana Patekar, Randeep Hooda and Anupam Kher. The debate began after Raj Thackeray’s MNS (Maharashtra Navnirman Sena) warned the Pakistan artists in Bollywood to leave India.

Ajay Devgan in Shivaay (2016)
Ajay Devgan in Shivaay (2016)

The Indo-Pak relation has violently intensified after Pakistani terrorists attacked an army camp in Uri (Jammu and Kashmir) killing 19 jawans. Thereafter in retaliation India conducted surgical strike inside POK killing more than 40 terrorists of LeT (Lashkar-e-Taiba) and JeM (Jaish-e-Mohammad).

Ajay Devgn
I have got nothing against Pakistani actors, singers or other artistes. I have worked with them and love their music, too. But we need to understand that they are standing by their country and we should stand by ours. Our security forces personnel are getting killed by terrorists at the border. Imagine how they would feel if we say we’ll still carry on with our cultural exchange. It’s not fair to them and their families.
Bombay Times