This week, the news of Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan denying the role of a Pakistani protagonist in an upcoming movie took social media by storm.

Apparently, the Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty’s was making his directorial debut that promoted Indo-Pak peace.

Sources reveal that the cross-border tension between India and Pakistan compelled senior Bachchan to turn down the role.

Apparently, the B-town bigwig was very excited to be a part of the project but didn’t want to be labeled as ‘anti-national’. Consequently, he announced his disassociation from the film.

While various Pakistani stars remained mum on this news, Mehwish Hayat has given her two cents on the matter.

Taking to Twitter, the Load Wedding starlet expressed her disapproval on Amitabh Bachchan’s anti-Pakistan sentiments.

If true, this is very disappointing. Movies have the power to build bridges especially when tensions are high. I guess that in the end nationalism trumps everything

Blasting Bollywood, she added:

I hope that we can also take heed before we gush about all things Bollywood in the future.

It is no secret that Indian stars that have pro-Pakistani views often face wrath in their homeland. Seems like, Amitabh Bachchan wanted to stay away from getting into a mess rather than promote peace as artists should.

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