In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, veteran actor Paresh Rawal on Sunday, February 17, appealed to Indian news channels not to entertain or invite any Pakistani guests on their shows. He took to social media to voice his appeal and requested the big news channels to understand the sensitivity of the issue.
He wrote on Twitter, “Humble appeal to our national news channels. Please don’t invite any Pakistani or Indian terrorist sympathisers to spew venom against our dear motherland.” (sic)
The entire film industry has shown solidarity for the families of the martyrs. Many actors have contributed to the relief funds while some have directly given money to the families of those who got killed in the cowardly attacks.
At least 49 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were killed in the attack when a suicide bomber rammed his SUV packed with explosives into a CRPF bus on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Pulwama district on Thursday, February 14.
Expressing anger over the attack, Paresh Rawal, who was recently seen in an important role in Uri: The Surgical Strike, asked for a ban on Pakistani people who are spreading “venom” in India. He added, “Those rabid dogs are not allowed in our homes. Let those maggots die in their own filth.”
Even Vicky Kaushal, who played the lead in the blockbuster patriotic film condemned the attack. He called it a personal loss and prayed for the families of the martyrs. Vicky talked to the media at an event on Saturday, February 16 and said, “It feels like a personal loss. A strong befitting answer must be given to terrorism. As a nation, we should come together & give the required support to the families of the martyrs, emotionally & financially. Our prayers are with them.”
Meanwhile, in a move to condemn the attack, Indian music company T-series has removed and unlisted the songs by Pakistani music artistes from their YouTube channel.
(With inputs from IANS)