Shiv Sena controversy: Sidharth Malhotra speaks up for Fawad Khan

Published 30 Oct, 2015 12:19pm

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“He has been working with us for a while now. I believe creativity crosses border,” said Sidharth of his co-star.

Following the tension caused by Shiv Sena's ban on Pakistani actors in Maharashtra, it appears that the young lot of Bollywood actors is not backing off from picking a side. Fawad Khan's Kapoor & Sons co-star Sidharth Malhotra spoke up for him recently and said that creativity transcends borders, reported The Indian Express.

The 30-year-old actor didn't refrain from speaking his mind when he was asked about the ban on Pakistani actors, cricketers and musicians in the state of Maharashtra: “Everybody has the freedom to work. He has been working with us for a while now. I believe creativity crosses border,” Sidharth said at the opening ceremony of the 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai International Film Festival.

The party also targeted Mahira Khan, who is set to appear in Shahrukh Khan-starrerRaees because it believes Pakistani actors are trying to 'gain a foothold in Bollywood.'

Ever since his debut in Khoobsurat, Fawad Khan has become a directors' favourite in Bollywood and has also been roped in for a cameo in Karan Johar's upcoming flick Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. He also bagged a Filmfare award in the Best Male Debut category earlier this year, becoming the first Pakistani male artist to do so.

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