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Give peace a chance, say Amritsar theatre artistes

Appealing in favour of maintaining bilateral cultural ties between India and Pakistan, theatre activist Jatinder Brar, theatre personality Kewal Dhaliwal and actor Anita Devgan said “Cinema and theatre are the only channels left which can revive amicable relations between the two countries.

punjab Updated: May 08, 2017 19:11 IST
Usmeet Kaur
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(From left) Jatinder Brar, Anita Devgan and Kewal Dhaliwal. (HT Photos)

Amid uproar in India over Pakistan’s recent barbaric act of mutilating the bodies of the Indian soldiers, a theatre group wants to ‘give peace a chance’.

Appealing in favour of maintaining bilateral cultural ties between India and Pakistan, theatre activist Jatinder Brar, theatre personality Kewal Dhaliwal and actor Anita Devgan said “Cinema and theatre are the only channels left which can revive amicable relations between the two countries. Let’s not slam doors on the artistes who have time and again tried to bridge the gaps.”

Speaking to HT, Brar said, “A time would come when governments and forces on both sides would repent not mending ties with the other. These pathways of art should not close down.”

Kewal Dhaliwal said, “Artistes on both sides should not stop their duty of promoting peace between both the countries.”

Anita Devgan too echoed the same. She said, “Filmmakers, artistes and actors should not be dragged in this disturbance between the nations, rather should be backed for playing a constructive role in improving the relations.”

However, she added, “I strongly condemn the brutal act by Pakistan forces on the Indian soldiers and appeal to the governments to bring the discussion on the tables.”