Shabana Azmi opposes ban on Indian content in Pakistan
Shabana Azmi opposes ban on Indian content in Pakistan

Shabana Azmi opposes ban on Indian content in Pakistan

“By banning, we lose an opportunity to create a large pool of talent in our subcontinent.” Shabana Azmi

Published 16 Jan, 2019 03:19pm

Veteran Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi has been praising Pakistani talent for a long time now. Azmi is an avid supporter of talent regardless of the country and this time she has spoken against the recent Supreme Court’s decision to ban Indian content within Pakistan.

"It’s an unfortunate decision because I feel that art connects and not divides people. The people of Pakistan don’t want a ban on Indian content in their country, but it is their politicians who want it. In our country too, politicians want to ban their art and artists."

She also believes that it’s not the people who want this but the governments on both sides are not willing to promote talent across the borders.

She further said “By banning, we lose an opportunity to create a large pool of talent in our subcontinent.”

She continued, “When we visit Pakistan, we get so much of respect from their citizens and when artists from that country visit our land, they say they feel like being in their our own country.”

As a threat to the Pakistani culture, Supreme Court ordered a ban on the Indian content to be aired on Pakistani channels. The Pakistan Film Producers Association supports the ban and requested for a ban on Indian films in the country as well.

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