Never faced any issues in India: Fawad Khan on intolerance debate

  • PTI, Peshawar
  • Updated: Nov 12, 2015 09:32 IST
Pakistani actor Fawad Khan poses for the shutterbugs. (Hindustan Times )

Pakistani actor Fawad Khan has said that he never faced any issues working in India and the groups that work against Pakistan should be ignored.

The actor was speaking at a tree plantation event at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMCH) and Research Centre, Peshawar. “I have never faced any issues working in India. The groups that work against Pakistan should be ignored because there are similar groups present in Pakistan too. We as artists should ignore such groups and concentrate on our work,” he said.

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Talking about the growing cases of religious intolerance and the mood against Pakistanis in India, Fawad said one should ignore the groups that work against Pakistan.

The Shiv Sena has in recent weeks targeted Pakistani artists and have said they will not allow artists from Pakistan to work in India. The party forced popular Ghazal singer Ghulam Ali to cancel his concerts in different parts of India last month.

The group has also said it would not allow Fawad and Mahira Khan to promote their upcoming films in Maharashtra. Fawad has completed shooting for Kapoor and Sons where he has worked with Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and Rishi Kapoor. Mahira will be making her much anticipated Bollywood debut alongside Shah Rukh Khan in Raees.

Mahira Khan makes her Bollywood debut with Shah Rukh Khan in Raees. (Twitter)

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The Pakistani star who made waves with his first Bollywood film Khubsoorat said he would love to invite Shah Rukh Khan to visit the latter’s native city Peshawar: “Peshawar is very beautiful and peaceful, and I will invite SRK to visit his native city.

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