Amitabh Bachchan, who was focused on the Pakistani protagonist of Oscar winner Resul Pookutty, recently decided to leave the previously mentioned project in peace. Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat, one of Pakistan’s entertainment industry’s most sought-after actresses and on the wave of success for several years, has commented on her Twitter account to express her thoughts on the Big B’s withdrawal from the project.
“If so, that’s very disappointing. Films can build bridges, especially when the tensions are high. I think nationalism trumps everything in the end – I hope we can be careful before we go into Bollywood in the future, “the actress tweeted.
If true, this is very disappointing. Movies have the power to build bridges especially when tensions are high. I guess that in the end nationalism trumps everything – I hope that we can also take heed before we gush about all things Bollywood in future.https://t.co/XqYQZjN53d
— MehwishHayat (@MehwishHayat) April 11, 2019
Bachchan reportedly did what he did because of relations between the two countries, which deteriorated following the attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama. The attacks were followed by airstrikes in India. The result was that even cultural relations between India and Pakistan collapsed completely and Pakistani stars and singers were banished from Bollywood.
A source of knowledge, Resul says, “Resul had been discussing the script for his directorial debut with Bachchan Saab for two years. Bachchan Saab loved the message of peace in Resul’s Indo-Pak story. Resul was waiting for the data from Bachchan Saab and they should finally go down when Bachchan Saab had second thoughts due to the worsening relationship between the two countries. “
Amitabh Bachchan will next be seen in the multi-star Brahmastra, directed by Ayan Mukerji and produced by Karan Johar. The film also plays Alia Bhatt and Rabir Kapoor.