What will it take for our Pakistani stars’ Bollywood friends to cross the border?
Fawad has the answer. In an interview about the role of cinema in bridging the Pak-India divide, he said that cinema may expose you to positive ideas, but it’s travel that breeds real tolerance in people.
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“In the world that we live today, news thrives on disaster and catastrophe. We don’t see as many good things being reported… I guess people just like to see tragedy and drama. I think films expose you to a lot more, which is good,” said Fawad.
He continued, “I believe that the best way to bridge the gap is to travel and expose yourself to the world. The more you see the world; the more you will become tolerant towards different ways of the world.”
Since, he does his fair bit of travelling to India, the question arises: when does he think his Bolly friends will reciprocate?
“Oh yes, I’ve told Sidharth (Malhotra) to come, even Sonam (Kapoor) said that she wanted to visit. Our doors are always open,” came the reply.
But he also reasoned why that may not happen until a professional opportunity arose:
“I think there is that curiosity, but somehow because of our lifestyle and fast-paced work, we just don’t end up entertaining that curiosity to travel. I’ve always wanted to see India, my wife was keener, but I landed up here for the first time because of my work.”
He went on to say, “When I came to India for the first time, I instantly fell in love with the country, and I felt it was like a home away from home. Well, I think we need to generate some work for Bollywood actors to come over to Pakistan. We will be doing that, Insha Allah.”
Courtesy : Dawn News