Urwa Hocane claps back at Veere Di Wedding star for calling Pakistan a 'failing state'
Swara Bhasker clearly did not learn anything from Saif Ali Khan's 2015 blunder, but it's okay we've got Urwa to school her.
In a recent interview with CNN News18, film critic Rajeev Masand asked the Veere Di Wedding star about the ban of their film in Pakistan. She responded by calling the country a 'failing state'.
"For some reason I have to keep answering for that. I don't know why people think I'm a spokesperson for the Pakistani government. What do you expect from a state that's run by Sharia Laws?," said Swara.
"They're a nonsecular state. I'm not surprised at all. Why should we hold up Pakistan, which is a failing state -- I don't understand why we keep taking pleasure and feeling a sense of self-worth from all the silly things that happen in Pakistan. Apologies to all my Pakistani friends right now... Rest assured, Pakistanis have way worse vocabulary than we do. I know."
Urwa Hocane immediately called out the Bollywood star for her flip flopping statements and ignorance.
Funnily enough, Swara had visited Pakistan in 2005 with a friend and when she came again in 2015, she narrated tales of her first visit on show Mazaaq Raat saying she was absolutely smitten by Lahore.
"My friend and I came here and found that the state which is often viewed as the enemy state, is absolutely not like that at all. The amount of love we have received here. I have travelled to a lot of places, London, New York, Paris, Istanbul, they are all nothing compared to Lahore."
Her current statements though have caused a frenzy on social media and Swara's (ex) Pakistani fans are having none of it.