In a recent interview printed in Mumbai Mirror, the actor-turned politician Paresh Rawal who was panned universally for his hawkish remarks on Arundhati Roy, spoke about how culture can help heal the wounds between India and Pakistan. “Yes, I would love to work in Pakistani films and shows. I love all Pakistani TV serials like Humsafar, the way they act, the story, the writing, the language…it’s all good. I feel our shows are boring,” said Rawal in the interview.
He maintained cinema and cricket can bridge the gap between the two countries. “I believe that artistes and cricketers don’t come and throw bombs. They are not terrorists; rather they bridge the gap between the two countries. But when the mood is not good why rake up issues at that time? It is better to stay with your country,” he asserted.