Opinion of Sonam Kapoor on Kashmir issue and ban of Bollywood films In Pakistan.
The ongoing conflict between India and Pakistan has created air of tension in both countries. Many actors have shared their opinion, some were being rational while others supported decision taken by India. In all this, the fashion diva Sonam Kapoor shared her opinion and she did quite well to make her point.
While talking to the BBC Asian Network, she opened up about the current political situation of the region, her family’s links to Pakistan and Pakistan’s ban on Indian content. She sounds sensible and stated:
“It’s heartbreaking to see where the situation has landed right now and I’m very patriotic,” the actor began. “So I think for me now it’s better to keep quiet and let this pass because even this too shall pass. “I think our countries were one country like 70 years ago and the fact that there is so much divisive politics at play is really heart-breaking.”
She further added, “I think it’s very complicated and I don’t understand it as much because there is so much contrasting and contrary news everywhere, so I really don’t know what the truth is.”
She shared that she will be commenting further once she has better understanding of this conflict.
“I believe in having a peaceful discourse and understanding what’s going on. So when I have the complete information is when I think I can give an opinion.”
Kapoor talked about her family links in Pakistan, “I am half Sindhi and half Peshawari. It’s heartbreaking to see part of my culture is something that I can’t explore as well because of that. “My name is Sonam. I was named after my parents went to Kashmir and were there for a while they were shooting for Ram Lakhan and they decided to name me from there. I still haven’t been there since because of the unrest.”
The fashion diva expressed her sentiments on ban of Bollywood films in Pakistan.
“As an artist, you want to be represented everywhere and you want your work to be shown everywhere,” the actor revealed. “Neerja wasn’t shown in Pakistan, even though it was a true story because the plane landed in Karachi and the hijack happened in Karachi, and it didn’t in any way show Pakistan in a negative light at all.”
She contiued, “The fact they didn’t show the film there was really heartbreaking for me. I have a huge Pakistani following and my two best friends are Muslims and half Pakistanis.”
She sounds quite sensible and believe Priyanka Chopra should take some notes.