Award-winning Indian producer, Shonali Bose feels upset how she won’t be able to take Fawad Khan on board for her films due to the ban on Pakistani actors in India.
Shonali Bose, the Indian filmmaker behind Amu wanted to cast Fawad Khan, but she won’t because of the risk associated with it. At an event, while talking about the ban on Pakistani artists, Bose said: “Cinema should be free… For instance, Pakistani actors are not allowed to work in Indian films, and this decision is supported by Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association. What if I want to make a film with Fawad Khan?”
The moderator of the panel shared how Base may even label as an Anti-National for speaking in favor of a Pakistani artist, to which she said: “That’s the problem with our country nowadays. I speak of friendship between two countries. I want to make a film with Fawad Khan and nobody will allow me to make the film; producer will not back the film because of the risk and fear that has been created around it.”
The only reason she spoke about this was she didn’t want the talent to be limited, instead everyone even across the boundaries should be given equal opportunity to showcase their talent. Fawad Khan has gained immense success after working in India. He is one of the top paid actors of Pakistan and his work justifies that.