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IMPPA criticises Priyanka Chopra for her support for Pak artistes

IMPPA president, TP Aggarwal, regretted that Priyanka Chopra chose to support Pak artistes when her dad was part of the Indian army.

bollywood Updated: Oct 17, 2016 17:45 IST
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Priyanka Chopra questioned the logic of banning Pak artistes. Why not businessmen, doctors and politicians, she asked.(Viral Bhayani)

TP Aggarwal, the president of Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA), on Monday slammed actor Priyanka Chopra for expressing her displeasure over the demand for a blanket ban on the Pakistani artistes in India in the aftermath of Uri attack.

Aggrawal said Priyanka’s comment was unfortunate given the fact that her father was a doctor in the Indian Army. “Priyanka Chopra comes from an army background, her father was an army doctor and he himself must have seen so many dead bodies and must have taken care of all those patients. Now, if she says this, then it is unfortunate,” he said.

“If she wants to help those producers then she should also go to the high court and the Supreme Court and try to see that their movies get released,” he added.

“In IMPPA we have not banned Pakistani actors but we have told the producers that any producer who had already made the movie, then their movies should be released and they should make new movies only when India Pakistan relations get better,” said Aggrawal over the IMPPA stand.

The Indian actor finally spoke about the ongoing controversy surrounding the ban on Pakistani artistes.

Speaking to a leading English news channel, the actor said that she backs the government’s stand being a patriotic Indian.

“I am extremely patriotic. So, whatever my government decides is important to keep the country safe, I go with that,” said the 34-year-old star. The Quantico star, however, added that she did not believe in the artistes being a representation.

Raees marks Mahira’s entry into Bollywood and features superstar Shah Rukh Khan in the lead, while Ae Dil Hai Mushkil stars Fawad with Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma.

“It’s tricky, because first of all artistes and actors are always held responsible for every bigger political agenda that happens in the country,” she said.

“Why not business (men), politicians, doctors and why not anyone else except for public people who are not actors in the movie industry?” she continued.

The Pakistani artistes working in Bollywood were the first to bear the brunt of the hostilities between India and Pakistan post the Uri terrorist attack.