Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan, has finally broken his silence on the Uri terror attack which led to heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, on Friday. Khan said that he is praying for a more peaceful world.
Khan took Facebook as a medium to convey his message to the people. As there were speculations about his interview on the internet, which was viral and had been shared all over the social media. Khan clarified that “Please disregard any other words attributed to me during this time because I have not said them”.
There were reports that he left India post the MNS threat, he wrote, “I’ve been in Lahore since July as my wife and I had been expecting our second child. I’ve received numerous requests from the media and from well-wishers worldwide asking me for my thoughts on the sad incidents that took place in the past few weeks”.
“As a father of two little children, I pray and wish like many others that together we can build and live in a more peaceful world. I believe we owe it to our children who will shape our tomorrow,” he added.
“I thank all my fans and fellow artists from Pakistan, India and people in general all over the world who have shown continued support for their belief in love and understanding to unite a divisive world,” he further added.
Fawad, has recently welcomed a daughter with wife Sadaf Khan.
Khan found his footing in Bollywood after featuring in films like “Khoobsurat” and “Kapoor & Sons”.
His next is Karan Johar’s “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”, which might face a roadblock in its release due to Fawad’s presence in it.
After the September 18 Uri attack, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena had issued an ultimatum to Pakistani artistes to leave India and said they would not let their movies release in India.
The Indian Motion Picture Producers Association passed a resolution banning Pakistanis from working in films being made in India as they were upset that Pakistani artistes did not condemn the incident.
In retaliation, some Pakistani theatre chain owners banned the screening of Indian films.
Recently, popular Pakistani musicians like Shafqat Amanat Ali and Salman Ahmad had condemned the Uri attack and had hoped for normalcy to return in both the countries.