Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday threatened the Bollywood actor Salman Khan to ban his movies if he continued supporting artists from Islamabad.
“Jawans are fighting for us at borders. What’ll happen if they decide to put down their weapons? Who’ll guard the borders? Salman Khan? Bollywood? Salman Khan should realise ‘Nation first’. If they have so many problems, we will ban their movies too,” Thackeray said.
Further rising his attack on Khan, Thackeray said that, “When Tamil Nadu and Karnataka can stand up for the Cauvery issue, why can’t the actors stand for the country.”
“It is nothing but business to them. Are we short of artists? They say art doesn’t have boundary. When Tamil Nadu and Karnataka protest over Cauvery water, Tamil artists came on the road including Rajnikanth. When they can stand for the rights of their states, why can’t these artists stand for the country?” he added.
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Earlier, speaking at an event in Delhi on Friday, Khan had said, “They are artists, not terrorists. It’s the government who gives them work permits and visas. Art and terrorism should not be mixed.”