YRF’s upcoming film Kill Dil which stars Pakistani actor, Ali Zafar, alongsideGovinda, Ranveer Singh and Parineeti Chopra is facing the ire of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
After ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Jammu and Kashmir border, the BJP warned filmmakers and production houses against working with Pakistani artistes. Sanjay Upadhyay, vice-president, BJP, Mumbai unit, said that they would protest against the release of Kill Dil as it features a Pakistani face.
“After the state assembly elections, we will be launching a stir because whatever is happening at the border is shocking. Our film industry provides employment to so many people from Pakistan but do they give our actors an opportunity in their films? The producers and directors need to understand that we have ample talent in the country. Instead of scouting for Pakistani artistes, they should give Indian talent a chance,” he said, adding that they would oppose tooth and nail any filmmaker or production house giving work to Pakistani actors and singers. “We will ensure that this practice stops. They need to respect our country,” Upadhyay added.