Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi stresses on ‘War not an option’


Bollywood veteran, social activist, actress Shabana Azmi shares her view that war between the two countries(India, and Pakistan) is no solution, neither should be the option.

The veteran actress urged more exchanges in cultural and academical programmes, in particular amongst students on both sides of the border. As she believes they will help in understanding the people and their beliefs.

“The relationship between the citizens of Pakistan and India needs to remain interactive. We need to converse and exchange ideas and thoughts,” the 67-year-old actor expressed.

While talking about the medium of movies, Azmi said through films, a sentiment of affection can be created among the general population of India and Pakistan.

In his last interview released last week, the late Om Puri who passed away in January last year spoke about the Pakistan-India partition.

The legendary actor stressed the sacrifices both the countries have made since partition and urged people to remind themselves of the same.

He said, “When the partition happened, brothers thought that let one brother stay this side and other on the other side and this won’t change much as they can come anytime on each other’s side. But they never thought the situation would become so bad. So this partition was the partition of relationships, emotions, and feelings and it’s a really painful thing.”

“People have to reminded of this again and again — that we must live and let live as we have sacrificed a lot during the partition,” he added.


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