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Ritesh Batra on Pulwama attack: If something like this happens, it’s important to stay together
The Pulwama terror attack on February 14 shook the entire nation. The attack was executed by Pakistani terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed which led to the death of around 40 CRPF jawans and many were injured. From politicians to celebs, every one condemned the heinous crime. While talking to us exclusively, director Ritesh Batra expressed his opinion on it.
Ritesh said, “My opinion is as important as the opinion of a baker’s opinion, plumber’s opinion, driver’s opinion and anybody’s opinion. But I don’t think anybody in the film business, their opinion is more important than anybody else’s. This is a fact and it applies everywhere in the world. My opinion about politics or some big event that has happened is not important. But when something like that happens, we should always do things keeping the victims of the tragedy in mind. It is important that everybody comes together at that time.”
“When 9/11 happened, I was in the US. People were reacting by being very reactive. When something happens like this, I shouldn’t give my opinion about it. It is supposed to bring us together not to divide us. It is very important to stand together and just talk about standing together as a people, as a country and as humans. Every decision taken should be taken keeping the soldiers and their families in mind,” said the ‘Photograph’ director.
Watch the full interview below.