Not wanting to create any controversy, actor refuses to comment on the issue of Pakistani actors in India.
I'm not the spokesperson of Bollywood: Imran Khan
Mumbai - 05 Oct 2016 17:46 IST
Should Pakistani artistes be banned in India? It’s a raging issue that has evoked a mixed response from the Hindi film industry. Those who’ve chosen to be on the tough side have been hailed as patriots, while those siding with the Pakistan artistes have been labelled as anti-nationals.
Imran Khan though chose to play it safe and stayed cleared of the controversy. The actor was present at the launch of Swara Bhaskar’s web series, where it was inevitable that the actor was bound to face this query.
However, he played it safe, by saying, “Unfortunately, we live in a society where... if people raise their voice over something, goons turn up at your house to beat you up. That's what I really like to avoid in life. I don't have time for these things. I am not the spokesperson of Bollywood. I am a simple citizen of this country."
Khan is counted among the good boys of Indian films, as he's seldom part of any controversy. Khan is well aware of how his uncle Aamir Khan faced the wrath of social media and few politicians over his remarks on intolerance in the country. The Delhi Belly actor was in no mood to invite unnecessary trouble.