To Ban Or Not To Ban: The 'Out With The Pakistanis' Team

After we gave a hear to those who wanted peace with their Pakistani counterparts, here is what the other side has to say

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To Ban Or Not To Ban: The 'Out With The Pakistanis' Team

We introduced you to those who spoke out against the ban on Pakistani artistes (To Ban Or Not To Ban: Bollywood Divided Over Boycott Of Pakistani Artistes, Oct 4), now meet those who are demanding the ouster of the actors from across the border and the fence sitters.
The ‘Out With The Pakistanis’ team:

Nana Patekar:
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"Pakistani actors and others come later, my country comes first. Actors are equivalent of mosquitoes in front of the country, we don’t have any worth. We actors are just common people, the real heroes are our soldiers. Don’t pay attention to what we say, don’t give this much importance to anyone. And those who keep on speaking, they don’t deserve that much importance.”

Randeep Hooda:
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It is only by isolation that the people of Pakistan will be able to pressurise their govt and army to act against the #terrororganisations..

Madhur Bhandarkar: 
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Definitely artists are not terrorists, and I believe that art has no boundaries, but the situation today is very different. When you see our soldiers have been killed, and the whole scenario... I feel a lot of Pakistani artists who work here they should have condemned the attacks on India over the years. When they can condemn the US attack, when they can condemn Istanbul, Paris (attacks), all those attacks then why not India? That is my problem. When Peshawar (attack) happened, everybody in India condemned it. So, if the Pakistani actors feel it is happening over here, they should at least tweet about it. Right now I think nothing is bigger than the country."

Raju Srivastav:
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The country has 1.2 billion people, we have top-notch artistes here. I don’t understand the need to hire people from across the border. If Pakistani artistes leave India, will Bollywood shut down, will the film industry shut down?

Abhijeet:
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He tweeted: I never said boycott .. I said kick these Paki bstrds #ActAgainstPak ... shame @karanjohar @MaheshNBhatt for breeding feeding them #uriAttack

THE  PEACE MAKERS AND THE FENCE SITTERS
Ranbir Kapoor:
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“I don’t want to sound preachy and like a ‘healer talker’ but we are living in some hard times right now. I hope that you guys don’t get swept away with the bitterness and negativity, the violence that’s happening around the world and around us.”

Kangana Ranaut:
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"Right now we are very overwhelmed with the loss of our soldiers, our jawans and our sons. So the country is not in that (frame of mind). It’s very hard to be objective right now. But we hope that the love and art prevail. Right now we can’t expect people to be objective. It’s such a big loss.”

Om Puri:
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"When the government is taking an action, we all should stay quiet. It hardly matters if we send back the artists from Pakistan, who are working here, or let them stay. The actors have not come here through any illegal way. They have a valid visa. But, if the government will ask them to leave, then it is different."

Pahlaj Nihalani:
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“Who are these people asking for a ban?" Nihalani asked. "By whose authority are they asking for this ban? Not one producer member of IMPPA is working with a Pakistani artist. The ones who stand to lose heavily from such a ban are Karan Johar and Ritesh Sidhwani, who have almost completed films with Pakistani artistes."

Nawazuddin Siddiqui: 
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"Our government has a lot of experts who look after these matters and policies. Being an artist I have no opinion on this controversy. This is not my job. The government decides it and it is their duty," Siddiqui was quoted by PTI as saying.

Varun Dhawan: 
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“The government has to say that. It (ban) has to come from the government. And if they take any steps, we will have to see what they do after that. If by banning actors, terrorism can be stopped then they should do it. That is something the government needs to decide first.”


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