Don’t want to add fuel to fire, says Kalki on Pakistani actors
Actor Kalki Koechlin, who has been busy shooting for her films, has kept mum all this while about the sidelining of Pakistani actors in Bollywood and says she doesn’t want to add fuel to the fire.
“I don’t want to add fuel to the fire because this thing has been going on for a long time. I personally think that we live in an international world and we have Indians living all over the world. If we asked all those NRIs to come back to India, then we would have nowhere to put them,” Kalki said.
“So, similarly, if there are guests from other countries living in our country, myself included, who is of French origin but born and bought up in India, where do I belong? If I don’t belong in this country, then I don’t know where I belong to. So, I think it’s very important to understand that,” she added.
Post the Uri attack, tensions between India and Pakistan have taken an ugly turn, following which a debate has raged on whether Pakistani actors should be banned from working in India.
Meanwhile, the actor, who is also associated with online home decor magazine Beautifulhomes.com, says she loves Sussanne Khan’s house.
Asked of all celebrity friends whose house she found beautiful and why, she said: “... I think Sussanne Khan’s taste is amazing; she has a natural eye for things and she has an airy-fairy quality also. She has these little details like garden norms, fairies which I really find quirky and nice.”
Meanwhile, superstar Aamir Khan chose to stay mum on the issue of Pakistani film not being screened at the ongoing MAMI festival here and the threats over the release of Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
During the opening ceremony of the 18th Jio MAMI festival on Thursday in Mumbai, Aamir was asked to give his opinion on the opposition to screening of Pakistani film and the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM) controversy, the actor said, “MAMI se poocho”, before walking off.
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