Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader Manisha Kayande has said Bollywood actor Salman Khan needs to be taught a lesson for backing Pakistani actors.
“I think he needs to be taught a lesson. When several jawans are losing their lives all these years, even when there has been war-like situation between Pakistan and India, this statement coming from him is highly objectionable,” Kayande said.
“This is a very insensitive statement that he has made. If he has so much love for Pakistan and Pakistani artistes, I think he should go and perform there or rather migrate to Pakistan. I think that is the way he will learn a lesson one day,” she added.
On Friday, Salman was asked for his opinion on the boycott of Pakistani artistes in India and Khan replied that artistes should not be equated with terrorists.
“The ideal situation would have been peace [between the two countries]” but since there has been an attack on India, there would be some reaction,” he added
He pointed out that there is a difference between artistes who have gained appropriate visas and permission from the government to work in India, and terrorists who perpetrated the Uri attacks that left 19 Army soldiers.