I will always stand for National Anthem: Arbaaz
Filmmaker and actor Arbaaz Khan has said that although the Supreme Court has not mandated it for the citizens to stand if and when the national anthem is played at public places, he will always get up to pay his respect to it. “Irrespective of Supreme court's decision that says that we do not need to stand up for national anthem when [it is] played in theatre, I will always stand up for it,” he said at an event. The actor, who featured in films such as Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998) and Hello Brother (1999) feels that his mind is “conditioned” in a way that “it is a practice” for him. “So whenever I hear the national anthem, I will automatically stand up, no matter what, and it is in my headspace,” he said. Actor Sunny Leone, who was also present at the event, added, “I think patriotism is one of those emotions that come from within, it comes from the heart. Whatever the judgement is, I think you should stand for your National Anthem; I do.” On Monday, the Supreme Court directed the Centre to take a call on playing of the national anthem in public places, including cinema halls.
Actor Arbaaz Khan shares that standing during national anthem is a practice for him