Pol­i­tics and art shouldn’t be mixed: Sal­man Khan

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page -

Ac­tor Sal­man Khan (be­low) be­lieves art and en­ter­tain­ment have no bound­aries and that they shouldn’t be mixed with pol­i­tics. Talk­ing about the re­cent hul­la­baloo over pro­hibit­ing Pak­istani artists from en­ter­ing Ma­ha­rash­tra, the 49-yearold said: “Pol­i­tics and art should not be mixed. Now that every­thing is dig­i­tal, In­di­ans love to watch ev­ery en­ter­tain­ment show, in­clud­ing Pak­istani shows. En­ter­tain­ment is eval­u­ated by what com­mon peo­ple want to watch.”

Sal­man added that cast­ing an ac­tor is “a cre­ative de­ci­sion of a pro­ducer” and that “Bol­ly­wood has a huge num­ber of fans in Pak­istan and earns a good share of in­come from the neigh­bour­ing coun­try.”

Last month, Pak­istani singer Ghu­lam Ali was forced to can­cel his con­cert in In­dia due to po­lit­i­cal in­ter­fer­ence. Pak­istani ac­tors Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan, who have Bol­ly­wood projects in their kitty, were also tar­geted by the Shiv Sena.

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