Banning Pakistani actors: Abhay Deol says he doesn’t take Modi government seriously


Famous for his serious acting, Bollywood actor, Abhay Deol, on Thursday slammed the Centre’s Narendra Modi government for its stand on banning Pakistani actors in India.

In an extraordinary news conference, Abhay minced no words on what he thought about the central government adding that he did not take the central government seriously.

Abhay Deol

He said, “If you want to ban anything to do with Pakistan, then go the distance. Don’t just ban the filmmakers, then ban imports,exports etc. When you do half a job, no one is going to take you seriously. I don’t take the Govt seriously.”

The actor didn’t stop here.

He added, “Right now it’s not looking like you mean it, it just looks like it gets you a lot of publicity and makes noise. I will support if you think banning anything to do with Pakistan is going to help our jawans.”

Abhay’s comments assume significance in light of his past credentials as someone, who’s had non-controversial image and never held any political biases. Abhay’s uncle Dharmendra Hema Malini are associated with the Hindu nationalist party, the BJP with both of them being elected to Lok Sabha on the saffron party’s tickets in the past.

His comments come just two days after noted film-maker Anurag Kashyap slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his silence on the harassment caused to the film-makers such as Karan Johar.

Multiplex owners in four states have refused to release Karan’s Diwali release Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

Abhay’s outbursts against the perceived hypocrisy of the central government won him plenty of admirers on social media.

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