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Pointing Out The Hypocrisy Behind Banning Pak Artists, Abhay Deol,

Pointing Out The Hypocrisy Behind Banning Pak Artists, Abhay Deol Made The Most Sensible Argument

After Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association (COEA) imposed a ban on all the films starring Pakistani artistes, the controversy has just blown out of proportions. From MNS threatening to break the glasses of multiplexes that will screen ADHM to people outraging against the film on Twitter, all this has created a lot of unrest in the fraternity.

While Bollywood divided itself into two during the debate around the ban of Pak artists, they are all standing united with KJo for the release of ADHM.

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The point of focus of the debate changed from Pak artists to ADHM and succumbing to the pressure, KJo released a video statement that he won’t work with Pak artists in future. He explained that he shot with Fawad when the political conditions were fine. While many exploited their right of freedom of speech and expression, Abhay Deol’s comments look like the best possible closure to the whole controversy.

Brilliantly pointing out at the hypocrisy behind the ban, Abhay Deol said,

“If you want to ban anything to do with Pakistan, then go the distance. Don’t just ban filmmakers. Why are you doing a half-hearted job? Ban the business dealings, the import, the export because when you do half a job no one will take you seriously. I don’t take the government seriously because they are only banning us from collaborating with artistes. They are not banning businessmen from making business. So, if you really mean what you say, then go the distance. Then I will take you seriously. Right now it is not looking like you mean it, it just looks like it gets you a lot of publicity and makes a lot of noise. But really what is the point of it? I will support it if you think banning anything to do with Pakistan is going to help our jawans, fine. But I don’t see the whole distance. I see one little thing looked at and banned and another part being left. Sounds hypocritical to me.”

After Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association (COEA) imposed a ban on all the films starring Pakistani artistes, the controversy has just blown out of proportions. From MNS threatening to break the glasses of multiplexes that will screen ADHM to people outraging against the film on Twitter, all this has created a lot of unrest in the fraternity.

While Bollywood divided itself into two during the debate around the ban of Pak artists, they are all standing united with KJo for the release of ADHM.

The point of focus of the debate changed from Pak artists to ADHM and succumbing to the pressure, KJo released a video statement that he won’t work with Pak artists in future. He explained that he shot with Fawad when the political conditions were fine. While many exploited their right of freedom of speech and expression, Abhay Deol’s comments look like the best possible closure to the whole controversy.

Brilliantly pointing out at the hypocrisy behind the ban, Abhay Deol said,

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“If you want to ban anything to do with Pakistan, then go the distance. Don’t just ban filmmakers. Why are you doing a half-hearted job? Ban the business dealings, the import, the export because when you do half a job no one will take you seriously. I don’t take the government seriously because they are only banning us from collaborating with artistes. They are not banning businessmen from making business. So, if you really mean what you say, then go the distance. Then I will take you seriously. Right now it is not looking like you mean it, it just looks like it gets you a lot of publicity and makes a lot of noise. But really what is the point of it? I will support it if you think banning anything to do with Pakistan is going to help our jawans, fine. But I don’t see the whole distance. I see one little thing looked at and banned and another part being left. Sounds hypocritical to me.”

Even Twitter couldn’t help but praise Abhay’s point of view.

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