‘Ek Jhoothi Love Story’s Bilal Abbas Khan opens up about Pakistani actors BAN in Bollywood
‘Ek Jhoothi Love Story’, the ZEE5 original series has been getting positive reviews from audiences. We recently spoke to Pakistani star Bilal Abbas Khan where he spoke about the series, ban of Pakistani actors in Bollywood, his working process, etc.
After the Uri attacks in 2016, Indian cine bodies had announced a collective ban on Pakistani artistes. We all know that the effect of politics on art is negative in the sense it kills art. Considering the current relationship India and Pakistan shares, we asked Bilal what ramification it has on the artistes’ community as a whole in both the countries, to which he said, “It has affected in a lot of manner. For me, art has no boundaries and I am someone who has always admired art and it doesn’t matter from where it comes. For me, it has always been a different platform, a different experience, different opportunities and that’s how I look at it. I do believe that art is a medium through which you can minimise the differences. With art, you touch the audiences’ hearts. Art is an important tool which we shouldn’t undermine.”
He further said, “Through this interview, I want to say to be positive and spread love. I think that’s most important and especially between these two countries (he referred to India and Pakistan). I think if we try to be positive inside-out, that attitude of yours is reflected and these political issues have been going on since years and I think it will continue and we can’t do anything about it no matter what. What best we can do is to accept each other with open hearts and spread love.”
You can watch the interview here.