Will talk to 'friend' Imran if needed, says Moon Moon
Asansol: Expressing disgust over the issue of nationalism and Pakistan being played up in election campaigns, former actor and Trinamool Congress candidate from Asansol Moon Moon Sen said if needed, she would again talk to her old "friend" Imran Khan, the Pakistan prime minister.
Sen, however, declined to speak to Khan on bilateral issues, saying with "several astute politicians" in the country, she would never be given the responsibility.
"Imran is a friend of mine. But the kind of divisive politics that is going on (over nationalism with reference to Pakistan) is very dangerous," Sen said.
Asked if she would act as an emissary if the government asks her, Sen said she would never be assigned such a job.
"No, I would never go on my own to talk to him and I am sure I would never be asked to do so. There are several astute politicians. Mamata Banerjee is a very astute politician and she would never exploit my friendship with Imran. He has a lot of friends in Kolkata, my husband is also his friend, I am not the only person," Sen said, adding that she had last met Khan several years ago, when he was in the city for an India-Pakistan cricket match.