New Delhi: The controversy surrounding Pakistani artistes is getting murkier by the day as a large number of celebrities have started picking sides on the national debate. Recently, Bollywood veteran Nana Patekar stepped forward to slam people talking in favour of artists from across the border.
The 65-year-old star stated that artistes don't have any worth in front of the country.
“Pakistani actors and others come later, first comes my country. I don’t know anyone other than my country and would never like to know. Actors are like bed bugs in front of the country, we don’t have any worth,” Financial Express quoted him as saying.
Hinting at superstar Salman Khan's remark, he further said, "no hero can be better than the soldiers. We actors are just common people, the real heroes are our soldiers. Don’t pay attention to what we say, don’t give this much importance to anyone. And those who keep on speaking, they don’t deserve that much importance."
Earlier, the Bhaijaan of B-Town questioned the campaign against Pakistani actors working in India, saying they were not terrorists.
The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena was the first to ask Pak artistes to leave India. Later, the Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association decided to ban Pakistani artistes from working in Indian movies.