Recently Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has demanded the ouster of Pakistani actors from the country. The actor Varun Dhawan has remained neutral and said he would respect the law of the land and abide by whatever the government says.
“I will follow what the government of India will say. Jo bhi Bharat sarkar kahegi woh sar ankhon par. The attacks on our jawans were horrible. My heart goes out to them and I stand with the government of India,” said Varun.
Speaking particularly on the call for ban demanded by MNS, Varun said, “The government has to say that. It has to come from the government. And if they take any steps, we will have to see what they do after that. If by banning actors, terrorism can be stopped then they should do it. That is something the government needs to decide first.”
Meanwhile, Karan Johar has said that banning artists was not a solution. “If this was truly a solution, one would take it. But this is not a solution. I don’t believe it is. The larger forces have to come together and sort the situation and this cannot be banning talent or art."
MNS has also threatened to ban Raees and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil due to the presence of Pakistani actors.