Mumbai: Now another Bollywood Superstar turned up against growing intolerance. Actor Salman Khan says art and entertainment should not be mixed with politics.
While questioned about Shiv Sena’s protest against Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali’s concerts in Pune and Mumbai, Salman Khan said that art and entertainment do not have any boundaries. Salman Khan was quoted saying, “This is not what people want, and Intolerance will not let India grow.”
Salman’s statement came just a day after Shahrukh’s statement which created a new controversy in the country. The King Khan of Bollywood supported the authors and artists who have returned their awards protesting against the growing intolerance in the country.
“At a time when everything is digital, Indians love to watch each and every entertainment show, including popular Pakistani shows. Entertainment is evaluated by what common people want to watch, not by politicians,” Khan said.
Speaking about Pakistani artist’s work in India, Salman said, “If someone likes Pakistani actor who can play a role in a better way, nobody can put restriction”.
“Bollywood has a huge number of fans in Pakistan and earns a good share of income from the neighboring country too, so let enjoy people”, he added.
Last month, popular Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali was forced to cancel his concert here due to political interference.