Reknowned name of the Pakistan entertainment industry, Faysal Quraishi has highlighted the fact that the country is facing an identity crisis. While talking to Ahmed Ali Butt on the show Super Over, the actor shared his thoughts on rising hatred towards celebrities and how Pakistanis fantasise about Bollywood movies despite showing hatred towards India.
Faysal said that Pakistanis suffer from an identity crisis as we show hate for India on social media but would dance to their songs at parties and events. He added that no Indian channel showcases Pakistani songs. The Fitoor actor pointed out that he was the first to take a stance against playing Bollywood songs on his show. Faysal said that people used to mock him by saying that no one would watch the show if Bollywood songs are not featured.
Regarding hateful behaviour towards celebrities, Faysal believed that charity begins from home. He said that parents have to start showing respect towards children, and only then others can respect them.
He showed concern about rising animosity in India as the trend to hate stars has gripped India. Faysal said that a star like Shah Rukh Khan who has built a positive image of India across the globe is also facing harsh behaviour from the public. The veteran actor believed that the disease of hate has spread across the region.
Lately, Shah Rukh Khan made a remarkable comeback through PATHAAN but faced a ‘boycott trend’ on social media before the release of the film. Hindu extremists demanded a ban on the film because Deepika Padukone used the orange colour costume in a song.
However, the movie turned out to be one of the biggest hits not only at the Box Office in India but also in the international market. An event company also tried to screen PATHAAN in Pakistan, Karachi -DHA, but the screening was banned by the Sindh Censor Board.