Yet again our neighbors from across the border have decided to vent their frustrations on us by targeting another Bollywood film. The latest film to fall victim to their misplaced ire is the upcoming biopic on ace Indian cricketer, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story.
What we fail to understand is their reason behind banning the film. Being a true-life story, we don’t see how anything anti-Pakistan could have crept into the script of Dhoni, nor could the Pakistani cricket administrators be wary of some scandalous match-fixing revelations in the story, since Dhoni has an unblemished record as a cricketer. Or could it be a reaction to the certain political outfits demanding the ouster of Pakistani artists from India.
Whatever the case, it’s only going to fuel the already simmering cultural tensions between the two nations. It also lays bare the arrogance of the Pakistani government as this decision comes mere days after its obvious role in the recent Uri terror attack. Still, we, as Indians, need to be the bigger people over here, and allow Pakistani artists to perform in our country so long as their work permits allow them to. We need to set the precedence of not mixing art and culture with politics and terrorism.