Ahead of the big release of Siddharth Anand‘s most-awaited film, ‘Fighter‘, the film has garnered criticism from some Pakistani celebrities. The filmmaker has now reacted to the same.
The ‘Fighter’ trailer depicted the Indian Air Force‘s air strike on Pakistan in response to a terror attack, it faced criticism from Pakistani actors like Hania Aamir and Adnan Siddiqui.In response to the backlash, director Siddharth Anand appears to have reacted on his social media platform, X (formerly known as Twitter).
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Reacting to a tweet about Hania Aamir’s recent Instagram Stories, Siddharth added a thinking face emoji. The tweet read, “Didn’t she literally work in a movie which was anti-India? If indian celebs have no issue with the anti-India stuff Pakistani celebs do in movies, why do Pak celebs care so much?”

Another tweet read, “Was ‘art’ breathing here?” The original tweet was about the 2018 Pakistani film Parwaaz Hai Junoon which read, “Parwaaz Hai Junoon was an anti-Indian Air Force movie and Hania Aamir starred in it.” Agreeing with it, an X user also said, “Yes, they portrayed Indian Air Force as villain…” Reacting to this, Siddharth Anand commented, “Oh!!”

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Right after the release of the trailer of ‘Fighter’, Hania took to her Instagram stories and wrote, ‘”So sad and unfortunate to know that there are artists out there in this day and age who are aware of the power that the cinema holds and still go ahead and feed the riff between the two countries. I feel sorry for the artists who try to bridge the gap by trusting their art as a medium. Distasteful; let art breathe’.

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Adnan Siddiqui, the Pakistani actor, expressed his dismay without explicitly naming the film. He conveyed that it was disheartening to witness Bollywood depicting Pakistanis as villains. In his tweet, he stated, “Once celebrated for love, Bollywood now crafts hate-filled narratives, portraying us as villains. Despite our love for your films, it’s disheartening. Art transcends boundaries; let’s use it to promote love and peace. Two nations, victims of politics, deserve better.”

In addition to Deepika Padukone and Hrithik Roshan, the cast of ‘Fighter’ includes Anil Kapoor, Karan Singh Grover, Akshay Oberoi, Ashutosh Rana, Sanjeeda Sheikh, and others. Siddharth Anand directs the film, and it is scheduled for a theatrical release on January 25, 2024.

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