The Indian reaction to Pulwama Attack is taking new shapes every day. As expected and predicted, the majority of it is directed at arts and films in Pakistan, and a lot of things have happened recently in this regard.
On the one hand, India’s All Cine Workers Association has banned Pakistani actors and artists working in the film industry, on the other, Ajay Devgn announced through Twitter that his upcoming film, Total Dhamaal, will not be releasing in Pakistan.
In light of the current situation the team of Total Dhamaal has decided to not release the film in Pakistan.
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) February 18, 2019
What had started with Javed Akhtar’s tweets that had announced that he wouldn’t be coming to Karachi for an arts council event, has now come to the point that Indian music company, T-Series, is taking down all the songs of Pakistani artists.
Besides Javed Akhtar and Ajay Devgn, many other Indian celebrities have also jumped into this blame game being played by the Indian government and media. The daftness has reached a point where the Indian actress Kangana Ranaut even called for the destruction of Pakistan.
Well, with their celebrities making such accusations on Pakistan, there was definitely going to be a response from this side of the same nature. And here is that response.
Shaan Responds to Javed Akhtar
In a tweet on 15th February, Javed Akhtar had announced that he and his wife would no more be attending the literary conference on Kaifi Azmi in Karachi. The tweet was a polite one, and simply expressed Javed Akhtar’s excuse in the light of current events.
Kranchi art council had invited. Shabana and me for a two day lit conference about Kaifi Azmi and his poetry . We have cancelled that . In 1965 during the indo Pak war Kaifi saheb had written a poem . “ AUR PHIR KRISHAN NE ARJUN SE KAHA “
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) February 15, 2019
To this, Shaan responded in a series of tweets to Javed Akhtar in the same tone and said that it was actually the right time for the love of arts to prevail over the despair and hate between the two countries.
Actually now is the time to come,and show the friendship and trust you have on us ..it is a fact that Pakistan has nothing to do with it , remember hate wins elections ..we condole the deaths of all the humans who died in this tragedy .. from 1947 till 2019
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) February 15, 2019
A Twitter user responded to this message of peace from Shaan in a hate-filled message, floating names like Osama Bin Laden and Dawood Ibrahim.
Bhai mere…Osama Laden was in pakistan…you had nothing to do….Ebrahim dawood in Pakistan…you have nothing to do….Azhar Masoor in pakistan….you have nothing to do….Kasab from pakistan….you dint do any thing…..come on Shaan..we are not fools..
— Subodh (@subodhh9879) February 16, 2019
To this, Shaan gave a befitting reply and reminded him of Kulbhushen.
You forgot kalbhushan yadev he is also in Pakistan
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) February 16, 2019
Shaan also added a poetic response to Javed Akhtar’s original tweet that had one of Kaifi Azmi’s poems quoted in it.
Pls write a poem like your father in law did ,on Kashmir the occupied paradise …zulm rahay or aman bhi ho kya mumkin hay tum hi kaho .. hastee gatee roshan wadee tareeqee maim doob gai… betay Dino ki Laash per aye dil main rotaa hoon tu bhi roo
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) February 15, 2019
Shaan Also Responds to Ajay Devgn
It seems like Shaan has the battlefield that Twitter has become after the attacks covered in terms of responding to Indian celebrities announcing their actions against Pakistan.
When the news came that Ajay Devgn won’t be releasing his upcoming film, Total Dhamal, in Pakistan, we posted it on our different social media handles, including Twitter. To this, Shaan replied with basically a ‘good riddance’ tweet on our post and said that this is what we wanted all along.
Thankyou for doing what we always wanted STOP Indian content on Pakistani soil 🇵🇰❤️
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) February 18, 2019
Gohar Rasheed Responds to Kangana
Considered a bold and outspoken actress in India, Kangana also expressed her reaction to Pulwama attack on Indian Media. “Pakistan’s ban is not the focus,” Kangana said, “Pakistan’s destruction is.”
The Rangreza star, Gohar Rasheed, took to Twitter and responded to Kangana is the same tone as the actress’s message is being received in Pakistan.
Hamari Qaum ko Batao kay tsunami anay walla hai to ussko dekhnay kay liye sea-view challay jatay hai. #Modi yeh qaum jang say nahie dartee, Excited hoo jatey hai 💪🏽 or #KanganaRanuat aap ko kiya bollo aapko to apni industry Bahut kuch Bol rahey hai. #PAKISTANZINDABAD🇵🇰
— Mirza Gohar Rasheed (@GoharRsd) February 17, 2019
Gohar also took a dig at her reputation in Bollywood and basically said that her comments aren’t even worth responding to.
Although the initial reaction coming from across the border to the militant attack was understandable, what it has come down to now seems more of an over-reaction. We hope that sense prevails, and things soon calm down between the two neighbours.