A. I wouldn’t go as far as saying there’s resentment to this situation. He also spoke about the rapidly deteriorating relations between India and Pakistan and why artistes from both the countries need to rise above the politics. As I said, people of the both countries are smart enough not get themselves into politically incorrect situations. Tell us about your experience of becoming a television star before capturing cinema? Is there a growing sense of resentment among Pakistani artistes for this state of isolation? Tell me your honest deepest thoughts on not being able to be in Mumbai for the opening of your film? You are a known face and name in India, thanks to your wonderful television serials which have amply demonstrated your range. And was it difficult to shoot for the film with growing political hostilities between the two countries? I honestly believe we can find peace in art. Does the film industry in your country offer you enough opportunities as an actor? We share more than just the colour of our skins, we share history, we share values, we share customs and it is just a matter of time we will start sharing our artists, directors, writers, technicians on a large scale too. However, it was Boney Kapoor Saab who became the leader and crisis-breaker, sorted out the production issues and took us all home for a win. Once I got the offer, I couldn’t resist myself from saying yes since I knew I would be playing a role against Sridevi and I was also aware that Sajal Aly from Pakistan, who is a beautiful actress, is part of the cast. Excerpts from the interview:
Mom opened to very encouraging review for you and Sajal Ali and India. A. In fact, you have produced a TV series on the Hindus in Pakistan and have constantly championed India-Pakistan peace. Before you, Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan could not be in India for the release of their big films. How do you look at this situation where artistes from Pakistan are being left out of their moment of glory? No matter how hard people try, our cultural ties will come out strong. No, it isn’t. How did you decide to work in Mom? 2017-07-16T14:35:56+00:00″>
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Adnan Siddiqui plays the role of Sridevi’s husband in MOM. However, since it is an evolving industry, we will need time to eradicate the mistakes and enhance the strengths. The political hostility as you say did create hurdles for the film. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App People here in Pakistan have loved the film and are ecstatic about the collaboration between the two nations. Top News
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