As India celebrates the return of IAF hero Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, film director Madhur Bhandarkar too expressed his joy on his Twitter handle by sharing his doodle and captioning it as, "The true hero #WingCommanderAbhinandan is back. The nation is proud of his great valour, and strength he showed. His heroics will be a tale to tell for generations to come.
On Saturday afternoon, Madhur spoke to ANI talking about Pakistani artistes and how no one from their fraternity condemned the Pulwama attack.
Madhur said: "None of them (from Pakistan) condemned Pulwama attack. Even none of the actors of their fraternity who have worked here or several Pakistani actors who have gained name & fame in our country, condemned it. They could have at least tweeted in name of humanity."
On Tuesday morning, India woke up to the news of India striking three major Jaish camps in Pakistan. Indian Air Force decimated terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed's bases along the LoC of the Indian-Pakistan border.
This attack came two weeks after the horrifying Pulwama terror attack. During that time, The All Indian Cine Workers Association wrote a letter to the Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, asking for Pakistani artistes to be deported and their visas cancelled.
After India struck Pakistan on Tuesday, AICWA has now written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in regards to a complete shut down on issuing any Visa to Pakistani actors and the entire fraternity.
The Association wrote, "We have to ensure that Government of India takes concrete actions and ensure that strict restrictions are imposed on such terrorist funding nations like Pakistan, the entire nation of 1.3 billion is with you in fighting with this terror sponsor perpetrators of Pakistan. Entire film fraternity is proud of Indian Air Force, Government of India for displaying such a courageous and responsible retaliation in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and we hope that Government of India continues to do so."
Meanwhile, the Pakistan Information and Broadcasting Minister Choudhary Fawad Hussain, in a statement said, “Cinema Exhibitors Association has boycotted Indian content, no Indian movie will be released in Pakistan. Also, have instructed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to act against Made-in-India advertisements.”
Coming back to Abhinandan's return, the IAF pilot was captured by Pakistani authorities on February 27 after his MiG 21 Bison went down during a dogfight with Pakistani jets. But before his plane was hit, Varthaman shot down an F-16 of Pakistan air force.
(With Inputs from ANI)
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