Fawad Khan: ‘Would Be Happy If More Indian Artists Performed in Pakistan’

Pakistani actor, Fawad Khan asserts that stories by Indian authors don’t just belong to India.

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Art and cinema are generally universal and can be enjoyed despite cultural and even language barriers. So no wonder, Pakistani actor Fawad Khan asserts that stories by Indian authors don’t just belong to India.

The subject came up when the Dastaan actor was asked about Yaar Julahey in an interview with WIO News.

Zee Theatre’s Yaar Julahey is an anthology series that brought together talents from the Indian subcontinent for a unique project that ‘truly mirrors our rich heritage of the forgotten past.’ That’s something Fawad Khan highlighted as well.

“If we are telling the stories of authors like Rajinder Singh Bedi or Amrita Pritam or Manto, we cannot just define them according to their nationalities because their voices and works had a resonance that transcended borders. Stories are not just Indian or Pakistani. They belong to everyone. The same is true for people. We are all humans first and only then Indian or Pakistani. The beauty of storytelling is such that it cannot be divided but only shared. Stories are like nomads and they keep traveling.”

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On the same note, the Khubsoorat actor talked about the exchange of art between India and Pakistan currently.

“I think it’s tragic how art always suffers the consequences of these tragedies. Artistic exchange should not be politicized. It would make my heart happy if more Indian artists performed in Pakistan. I have beautiful memories of enjoying the performance of a theatre group from Rajasthan. Every year NAPA (The National Academy of Performing Arts ) arranges an international theatre festival where people come from all around the world but we bond the most with the Indians who visit and when it’s time for them to leave, we are genuinely in tears and there is such immense sadness. I wish we could work more with each other like we did five years back.”

What do you think of Fawad Khan’s insights? Do you agree with him? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Written by Ummara Sheraz

Entertainment & culture writer at ProPakistani/Lens. Occasionally dabbles in other news.

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