As per the latest reports, Indian filmmaker, Shyam Benegal wants to work with Pakistani actor Fawad Khan in a film that would talk about reuniting the fighting countries through art and cultural ties.
The film is titled as ‘Ye Raste Hain Pyaar Ke’ and will be directed by Harsh Narayan. Fawad could be seen playing a musician in the film. At a time when most Bollywood actors and filmmakers have taken a strict attitude against casting Pakistani actors in Indian films, Benegal’s wish to work with Fawad might not go down too well with the Bollywood fraternity.
On the one hand, CBFC Chief, Pahlaj Nihalani made it loud and clear that he is totally against Pakistani actors working in Bollywood films, and on the other, Benegal, who leads CBFC Revamp Committee, wants to cast Fawad for his next.
Let’s wait and watch how the Indian industry reacts to Shyam Benegal’s wish.
I believe Fawad Khan shouldn’t sign this film, while keeping in mind how the Indians are treating our artists. First they asked them to leave the country then they banned the films in which they were appearing, they then started threatening their own Indian directors and producers for casting them. Recently Karan Johar decided to replace Fawad’s face with Saif Ali Khans. After all this, I don’t think so our artists should work in an industry where there is no respect for us or our artists.