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Apart from the fact that the ace lyricist-writer makes a media appearance rarely, what caught everyone’s attention was Gulzar’s reply when asked for his views on the feud between India and Pakistan.
Finding the question absurd, Gulzar replied “be relevant to the occasion” (watch the clip above)
He said, “Is this (question) relevant to the programme for which we have come? Aap agar shaadi mein jaao, aur baat frontier ki karne lage, theek lagega? (If you go for a wedding, and talk about the Frontier, will it look nice?)… Be relevant to the occasion.”
Gulzar got quite upset and apparently cancelled media interactions with about 25 channels post the event.
Speaking to a news channel, lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar said, "The silence of Pakistani actors is a form of confession that Pakistan is responsible for it (the attack). If Pakistan says they aren't responsible for it, I don't see any reason any Pakistani artiste should not condemn it. If they say, 'We are not responsible' then very good, come out and condemn it."
Radhika Apte, who already created a lot of buzz with her bold statement on her nude scenes at this event (Radhika Apte Lashes Out On Her Leaked Sex Clip Controversy, Oct 5) also spoke about the Pakistani artistes ban in India. The upfront actress said, “I don’t think Pakistani artistes should be banned in India.”
Just yesterday actor Om Puri landed in a big trouble, when he passed a controversial statement during a debate on the national television. He said- “Who had asked the soldiers to join the army? Who told them to pick the weapons?” An FIR was also filed against the actor yesterday by an Andheri East resident. (FIR Filed Against Om Puri For Insulting Soldiers On National TV, Oct 4)
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