Fawad Khan, who is equally Popular in India as well as in Pakistan has left good memories for Kapoor and Sons director Shakun Batra, who is missing the actor for his lovely collaboration and work on the set.
In an interview with Indian Express, Shakun Batra said, “I miss him a lot. I don’t know if I am supposed to be quiet about it.. and I don’t miss him because of any other things, I miss him simply because he is a great guy and he is a lovely collaborator.”
He also expressed his sentiments about actors who work across the borders by saying, that people who want to work across the frontier while following the legal framework must be allowed to do so.
He said, “We Indians who work around the world, we do it legally, similarly, if somebody else wants to work legally in our country, it should be open. It should be a two-way street.”
The recent wave of tension is making art and artist on both sides of borders to suffer a lot. Fawad Khan who did his Bollywood debut with Khubsurat, starring opposite to the style icon Sonam Kapoor, won the award for best debut actor. His character and brilliant acting in Kapoor and Sons got him nominated for the best supporting actor in 2017 Filmfare award.
His cameo in Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil became a controversy after clashed between India and Pakistan surged. Extremist groups in India, demanded the ban on the movie as it cast an artist from Pakistan.
Such staunch opposition was not limited to Fawad Khan only. Mahira Khan‘s debut Bollywood film Raees also witnessed a series of threats from the right wing parties that wanted Pakistani ousted Pakistani artists from India.
Usually, art is considered as a bridge to link the two entities, let it be them countries in this case, but deteriorating condition of relations between both countries is damaging this only link too.