It seems Salman Khan’s much anticipated Diwali release PREM RATAN DHAN PAYO is in danger of being jeopardized by Hindu fundamental groups as yet again Salman Khan has put his foot in his mouth!
According to reports Salman Khan has taken the Hindu political group Shiv Sena by its horns and challenged their ban against Pakistani actors in Maharashtra.
In a statement Salman Khan said, “I strongly disagree with the Shiv Sena’s stance on ban of Pakistani actors in India because filmmakers cast their actors on the demand of the script and the capabilities of an actor.”
He added, “Hence if a filmmaker, finds a Pakistani actor better than an Indian actor to play a particular role in his film than he cannot be stopped from casting a Pakistani actor. After all filmmaking is an art and art cannot be curbed by the diktats of few hardcore fundamentalist!”
Though Salman Khan may be right as he is not the only one who has raised his voice against slamming of Shiv Sena's resolve to halt Pakistani artists from performing in Maharashtra but being a Muslim and his most ambitious film PREM RATAN DHAN PAYO on verge of release the fundamentalist may try to exploit the situation and mint as much publicity as they can!!!
It may be noted earlier Shiv Sena had succeeded in banning Ustad Ghulam Ali's ghazal concert in Mumbai and had even threw ink on Sudheendra Kulkarni, who was the organiser of former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri's book launch in Mumbai.
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