Pakistani actor Ali Zafar, who has appeared in a number of Bollywood movies, has slammed Javed Akhtar for his viral speech on the Faiz Mela in Pakistan. While Javed is being hailed in India for speaking about conspirators of the 26/11 Mumbai terror assaults nonetheless «roaming freely» in Pakistan, Ali Zafar has referred to as his speech «insensitive». Also learn: Javed Akhtar shares response to his 26/11 Mumbai assaults comment at Pakistan occasion: ‘They all clapped and agreed with me’
Ali took to his Instagram Stories and stated that Javed Akhtar’s remarks may ‘deeply hurt the sentiments’ of individuals. He wrote, “Guys, I love you all and truly value your praise and criticism equally. But I always request one thing – verify facts before reaching any conclusion or judgement. I was not present at the Faiz Mela nor aware of what was said until the next day when I saw it on social media.”
“I am a proud Pakistani and naturally no Pakistani would appreciate any statement against its country or people specially at an event meant to bring hearts closer than further. We all know how much Pakistan has suffered and continue to suffer at the hands of terrorism and such insensitive and uncalled for remarks can deeply hurt the sentiments of so many people.”
Earlier, Ali Fazal had shared on Twitter about internet hosting Javed Akhtar at a celebration. Sharing a video, he had written, “It was an honour to host him. I have always believed art & music transcends boundaries and is the best way to bring people together. Love is the ONLY way to peace. Thank you @Javedakhtarjadu sahab for gracing us with your presence. Thank you Faiz sahab for keeping us connected.”
But after his feedback on the Faiz Mela, Ali and his household was criticised by a lot of his fellow Pakistanis for internet hosting Javed Akhtar on the bash. He wrote in one other Instagram Story, “Not everyone but some use such occasions to attack and exploit too. Was quite amusing when some posing to be heroes and patriots on social media, messaging me behind the scene complaining why they weren’t invited. Hypocrisy is also at its peak here. Beware.”
Ali Fazal has acted in Bollywood movies like Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Chashme Baddoor and Dear Zindagi. He can be a singer.
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