In his latest statement, Adityanath said, “Our fight is not against art and culture, it is against terrorism.” For those who came in late, Salman, at one of the recently held events, had said that Pakistani artistes are not terrorists and that they are provided the visa and work permits by Indian government. Khan said that Pak artistes should not be compared to terrorists and that art and culture should not be mixed.
MNS Leader Raj Thackeray too had lashed out at Salman saying that if he doesn’t stop favouring and supporting Pakistani artistes then their party won’t allow his films to release in India. Thackeray led political party has already demanded a ban on ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ and ‘Raees’ which has Pak actors Fawad Khan and Mahira playing pivotal roles respectively. MNS has asked the makers of ‘ADHM’ and ‘Raees’ to completely chop off Fawad and Mahira’s roles from their respective films, failing which they won’t allow either of these two films to see the light of day.
Thackeray even argued that the Jawans fighting for the country at our borders aren’t fighting any personal fight, but are sacrificing their lives for the country. He even said that unlike Salman Khan who gets hit by fake bullets on screen, our Jawans face real bullets which have killed hundreds of our soldiers in the past few years.