“Restricting art in the name of culture damage is wrong”, says Javed Akhtar on Indian content ban in Pakistan, Javed Akhtar, the famous veteran poet, lyricist, and screenwriter says that restricting art in the name of culture damage is wrong and such things should not happen, neither in Pakistan nor India.
While talking at the media interaction Javed Akhtar spoke about the recent decision taken by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar stating that the Supreme Court will not allow Indian content to be shown on Pakistani TV channels as it “damages their culture”.
On speaking about the ban put on Indian content Akhtar said, “This is all wrong, there shouldn’t be any such talks coming from here, neither from there, as well.
“Restricting art in the name of culture damage is wrong”, says Javed Akhtar on Indian content ban in Pakistan,, The veteran actor seems to be annoyed by the Indian content being put on a ban in Pakistan, as he went on to discuss the Pakistani Supreme Court decision.
He further added, “There are so many good serials which come from there (Pakistan) and they should be able to telecast here but they don’t, and our good programmes should be able to telecast there, and why should not they telecast over there and which culture is getting damaged? Neither their’s nor our culture could get damaged.”
Akhtar said, “These are just talks and people keep on jabbering about something or the other, someone does not want Ghulam Ali to come to India, and people from Pakistan keep on saying something else, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle haven’t been able to go to Pakistan”.
“In India, people don’t want Pakistani artistes, this is all wrong. As far as art and culture are concerned, whether people from Pakistan or from India, every avenue and path should be open for it”, he further added.