While Indian celebrities have always been quite vocal on the political matters particularly Kashmir supporting their national interests, Pakistani celebs on contrary remain on the safer side most of the time. This was also observed recently when not even a single statement of condemnation came out from Pakistani showbiz industry over the disturbing prevalent situation in Kashmir.
Just yesterday Hamza Ali Abbasi called out the hypocrisy of our celebs, asking the reason of their silence whether it was lack of their knowledge on the issue or fear of losing their chances of work in India and annoying their Indian fan base.
Hamza’s these tweets served was a wake up call for fraternity. As a result, many of the big names like Mahira Khan, Mehwish Hayat, Mawra Hocane, Ushna Shah, Hareem Farooq, Kubra Khan, Armeena, Mansha Pasha, Faysal Qureshi, Shamoon Abbasi, Adnan Malik, Ahmed Ali Butt and Feroze Khan came forward to raise voice against India’s brutality, calling out the world not to stay silent on the threat faced by Kashmir.
Shaan too tweeted on the matter, saying his family was spreading the message of freedom for Kashmir since 1971. By this Shaan is pointing towards the film “Ye Aman” made by his father Riaz Shahid on the similar issue.
Zaira Waseem, the Kashmir based Bollywood actress known for her work in Amir Khan’s “Dangal” and “Secret Superstar”, also tweeted on the matter.
It’s good to see our celebrities raising voice on this Humanitarian issue which will sure raise some eyebrows and send a strong message across the border.