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Indian actor-turned Modi party MP says would love to work in Pakistani films

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In what could be described as breaking away from a position taken by various right-wing forces in India, actor and politician Paresh Rawal has now said that he would love to work in Pakistani film and serials.

Rawal is a veteran actor and is a member of Parliament belonging to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s political party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

He believes that the way the acting, plot, writing, language in Pakistani TV serials are all good, a Mid Day report said. It quoted Rawal as saying that cricketers and artists are not the ones that throw bombs but instead help bridge the gap between India and Pakistan.

Indian director-producer Karan Johar’s recent film “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” angered many political parties before its release last year, due to it featuring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan. Several other artists have had to go back or stop working in Indian entertainment industry. A television channel beaming Pakistani dramas has also been taken off air.

After the terror attack in Uri in September last year, political parties in India - including the ruling BJP - demanded a ban on artists from the neighboring country. Rawal stated in the report that it is not okay to ban artists from a particular country, including Pakistan.