Taapsee Pannu defends Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar for supporting Imran Khan


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Post Pulwama attack, Indian Air Force (IAF) took revenge by conducting an air strike against Jaish-e-Mohammad’s (JeM) terror camp in Pakistan’s Balakot. Ever since there has been a debate going on social media and people are coming forward to support their respective countries. Even, celebrities have also come forward to extend their support to their own countries. Owing to their views on social media, there are several film stars had to face the backlash from the netizens.

One of them was Ali Abbas Zafar, who was brutally trolled for endorsing Pakistan PM Imran Khan last week. While praising Imran Khan’s first message to India post-Pulwama terror attack, the Pakistani singer-actor had tweeted: “What a speech!”

But actress Tapsee Pannu came in support of Ali Zaffar and said, “I don’t understand this. Do you expect him, being a Pakistani, to support a country he is not a part of?”

In an exclusive interview with Times Now, Tapsee Pannu said, “He has already been banned and we are all fine with it but how will it be if I am supporting my country and Pakistanis are trolling me, which they are now when I have tweeted about the Pulwama terror attack. What do you expect?”

“It’s his country. If he doesn’t support his PM, he will be trolled otherwise. We are trolled here when we don’t celebrate our victories. It is stupid to expect him to do anything else. It’s not like he is not able to work because he is banned in India. He is working there and will. He needs to celebrate his country’s achievements and so do we and we are doing that. Obviously, he will support his country. What’s wrong in that?” Taapsee concluded.

On the work front, Taapsee has many more projects in her kitty. She is currently gearing up for the release of her thriller film ‘Badla’. The actress had also been roped in for a prominent role in ‘Tadka’, which also stars Nana Patekar, Shriya Saran and Ali Fazal.

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