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Rishi Kapoor congratulates Imran Khan, says he hopes the two Mulks have good relations

Rishi Kapoor congratulated Pakistan’s cricketer turned politician Imran Khan in a tweet.

bollywood Updated: Jul 26, 2018 21:05 IST
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Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor hopes cricketer-turned-politician who on Thursday claimed victory in Pakistan elections Imran Khan, works towards improving ties with India. The actor welcomed Khan’s speech, in which the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief said Pakistan is ready to improve its relationship with India.

“Well spoken Imran Khan. I have been saying whatever you said on all channels past two days regarding India-Pakistan! I hope you succeed in making your ‘Mulk’ have good relations with my ‘Mulk’,” Kapoor tweeted soon after Khan’s victory speech.

Kapoor, who will be seen in the role of a Muslim father caught in a terror plot in “Mulk”, has expressed hope for better relationship between the two countries in his recent interviews to promote the film.

Rishi Kapoor and Taapsee Pannu’s film Mulk is slated to release August 3. The film is directed by Anubhav Sinha and produced by Banaras MediaWorks. The trailer of the film has received good response so far.

Speaking about the film, director Anubhav said to The Hindu, “It is about neo-nationalism. It is about us. It is an important film for our times,” and added, “That’s the writing on the wall! I finished the script in May last year and by October we were shooting. What got me excited was that I know both sides of the story. Maybe I have a clearer perspective on it. Hindu-Muslim riots were a yearly event from the mid-1970s to mid-1980s. I was in Benaras then and belonged to the majority. Then I went to Aligarh Muslim University to study engineering. In Aligarh city too Hindu-Muslim riots were an annual event, but this time I was a minority. I have seen the divide between both sides and have a take on it. The film is that take.”

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First Published: Jul 26, 2018 21:05 IST