Veere Di Wedding actor Swara Bhasker came under the spotlight last week for calling Pakistan a "failing state" while commenting on her film's ban in Pakistan at an online talk show.
Her comment, of course, did not go down well with people in Pakistan and celebrities like Urwa Hocane and Gohar Rasheed called her out for the careless remark as well as her hypocrisy. They reminded her of her 2015 remarks on Pakistani chat show Mazaaq Raat, in which she referred to Lahore as the "best" she has ever visited.
Swara has responded to the backlash in as cavalier a manner as she made the offending remarks. Since her comment also sparked criticism in India, she said she's happy to have brought Pakistan and India closer:
In response to another tweet about the controversy, she agreed that there's a difference between people and their governments and that her "regard for and goodwill towards the people of #Pakistan remains unchanged":
As she comes up in her career, we hope Swara demonstrates more responsibility in her public statements.