The Indian entertainment industry is known for its rampant extreme patriotism. On and off actors post statements in the love of their country and obviously against Pakistan. Over time films have become the broader and influencing medium to spread hate or love, choice is up to the mindset. Akshay Kumar Refused to Defame Pakistan and Threatened to Leave the Film.
In recent years, the relationship between Pakistan and India has significantly waned. But artists from both countries are snubbing to bow down to political pressure or resort to odium, except for a few Ranauts. The practice of portraying Pakistan as a “villain” is disparaging.
When Tiger 3 is ready to describe Emraan Hashmi as an agent from this side of the border, there’s no denying certain filmmakers can’t stop themselves from portraying Pakistanis as baddies. This also reminds one of the times when films like Gadar, LOC, and Sarfarosh made Pak-bashing a trend.
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According to the Hindustan Times
“Akshay Kumar rebuffed the forces to bad mouth Pakistan in his film Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo”
Akshay Kumar Refused to Defame Pakistan and Threatened to Leave the Film
He is also known for steering vivacious things that may miff the sentiments of any community. Repudiating to utter anti-Pakistani sentiments was a move that proved he is a man of ethos.
Conferring to the media sources,
“In 2007, while shooting for Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo, Akshay had threatened to quit the film if the scripted lines that were overfilled with negative political connotations against Pakistan were not obliterated from the script. He wasn’t contented with the not-too-strong role assigned to him either, provided the film also featured the likes of Amitabh Bachchan and Bobby Deol. Akshay did not refrain from calling a spade, a spade.”
But instances proved that time is getting change and back in the day, John Abraham, had purportedly made similar demands while filming for Goal. John strongly refused to utter bad words against Pakistan’s Cricket Team. John put his foot down and asked for the lines to be swapped with something that was not intimidating.
Social media is pouring praises to the Dhurkan actor for showing positivity.