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Pakistani artistes ban row: Akshay Kumar says 'think about people who lost their lives'
Post the Uri attack that killed 19 Indian soldiers Bollywood is busy debating whether the Pakistani artistes should be banned from working in India or not. Actor Akshay Kumar has become the latest face to join the bandwagon. He condemned such arguments saying, "our concern should be to ensure that their (families of dead soldiers) present and future is better."

Akshay expressed his strong views through a video on Facebook. He also announced financial aid to the families of the soldiers who lost their lives in the terror attack.

Bollywood celebrities are expressing their opinion ever since the Uri attack took place and MNS decided to demand ban on Pakistani artistes in the wake up of the incident. 

Akshay broke his silence on the ongoing debate through this video in which he can be seen talking about the families of the dead soldiers who lost their lives in the September 18 Uri attack.

"Today I am not talking as a star or a celebrity, I am talking as a son of an army man. For the past few days, people have been debating and arguing and asking for proof about surgical strikes, few are demanding ban on artistes, while a few fear that there might be a war," he said in the video.

Following the Uri terror attack, the Indian Motion Pictures' Artists Association (IMPPA) too passed a resolution to ban all the Pakistani artistes from working in India. 

While some stood in support of the move to issue a ban, others like Karan Johar, Mahesh Bhatt and Salman Khan argued that arts and politics should be dealt separately.

Actors like Kangana Ranaut and Ranbir Kapoor stayed neutral on the issue. But Akshay chose to condemn all such arguments in his video saying, "Arey sharam karo...these debates can happen later, first realize that people have already lost their lives at the border. 19 jawans died during the attack and a 24-year-old jawan Nitin Yadav died in Baramulla. Are their families, or the families of our thousands of jawans, worried whether a film will release or not? Whether an artiste will be banned? No. They are worried about their future."

"And our concern should be to ensure that their present and future is better. I am, because they are, you are, because they are and if they are not there, then India won't exist. Jai Hind," he added.

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