Swara Bhasker says my goodwill towards the people of Pakistan remains unchanged: Bollywood film Veere Di Wedding actor Swara Bhaskar has said that her goodwill towards Pakistani people will not change despite the ban on her movie.
Swara Bhasker says my goodwill towards the people of Pakistan remains unchanged
The recently released Bollywood movie has been banned in Pakistan and Swara apparently threw some thoughts across which were trolled by people on both sides.
Responding to an Indian journalist on Twitter, Bhaskar on Monday said, “There should be a distinction between states/ governments of a country and the people of that country. My regard for and goodwill towards the people of Pakistan remains unchanged.”
“Some of my closest friends are Pakistani. Lahore remains one of my soul cities,” she added.
Thanks Anshul! there should we a distinction between States/ govts of a country & the people of that country. My regard for & goodwill towards the people of #Pakistan remains unchanged. Some of my closest friends are Pakistani. Lahore remains one of my soul cities. ❤❤💕💕 https://t.co/JHImDSnwKU
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) June 4, 2018
The actor’s response came after severe backlash following distasteful comments about Pakistan.
Speaking to film critic Rajeev Masand about the ban on ‘Veere Di Wedding’ in Pakistan, Bhaskar called Pakistan a “failing state”.
Following the comments, Pakistanis, including Urwa Hocane, Armeena Khan and Gohar Rasheed, schooled Bhaskar and slammed her for her ‘ill-informed’ comments. Several also said the actor made them feel better about the film being banned in Pakistan.
She further added that it looks like “Indo-Pak peace is on the horizon”.
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) June 3, 2018
Last week, ‘Veere Di Wedding’ was banned in Pakistan owing to its “vulgar content”.