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Kajol 'proud' of hubby Ajay Devgn’s stand of not working with Pakistani artistes

Salman Khan and Karan Johar had said banning Pakistani artistes from working in Bollywood was not a solution but there are many in the industry who have supported such a move in the wake of rising tension between the two countries. 

Kajol 'proud' of hubby Ajay Devgn’s stand of not working with Pakistani artistes

New Delhi: Bollywood on Friday extended her support to husband Ajay Devgn’s stand of not working with Pakistani artistes. The 42-year-old actress took to twitter to make this announcement. The 'Dilwale' diva also stated that she is proud of Ajay for this act.

"So proud of my husband for taking a non political and absolutely correct stand .  @ajaydevgn #ProudIndian," she posted online.

Recently, Ajay became the first B-Town biggie to maintain a safe distance from Pakistani artistes.

When asked if he will share screen or any artistic space with any Pakistani artiste, Devgn said, "Not at the moment. I am very clear on this because you are an Indian first. I don't care if my film doesn't release in Pakistan. Their artistes are standing by their nation. They are earning here but are sticking by their nation. We should learn from them." 

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena had given an ultimatum to Pakistani actors to leave India and also asked for a ban on them working in Bollywood in the wake of the Uri terror attack on September 18. 

They have also threatened to stall the release of "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" and Shah Rukh Khan's "Raees", starring Mahira Khan. 

The Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) has also passed a motion to ban artistes from across the border till Indo-Pak relations are normalised. 

In an interview, Ajay told CNN-News 18, while he understands one should not compare artistes with terrorists, when the ties between India and Pakistan are strained, it is "not possible to talk about exchange of art and culture". 

"There is an exchange of bullets happening and you are talking about exchange of culture? We cannot isolate ourselves from the nation." 

Salman Khan and Karan Johar had said banning Pakistani artistes from working in Bollywood was not a solution but there are many in the industry who have supported such a move in the wake of rising tension between the two countries. 

When asked about his take on Salman's and Karan's comments on the matter, Ajay said, "It's saddening. You need to take a stand."

(With PTI inputs)

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