Uri: The Surgical Strike released yesterday, and it has already received a number of positive reviews from both critics and movie goers.
The film is based on the surgical strikes that Indian army carried out on the enemy when they were attacked in 2016 in Uri.
If you remember, it was after these surgical strikes that Pakistani actors like Fawad Khan were asked to return to their home land, before they were officially banned.
Vicky Kaushal has finally spoken up on the issue. He said that when the ban was imposed, he was at a loss how to feel. He did not know if it was right or wrong.
He wanted to carry out a silent protest back then against this move, but he also knew that this would mean he was questioning his own government.
At the same time, he also wondered about people like army officials, who had lost their brother and loved ones, and how they would feel if other people were going to watch films which had Pakistani actors in them.
He said that this would make the army officials feel that they were doing so much for their country, sacrificing their lives even, while film actors would go to any lengths to sell tickets – even hire Pakistani actors.
Vicky Kaushal’s statement is not simply an attempt to justify the ban, it is also a sentiment which most stars felt when the ban on Pakistani actors and artistes was imposed.
On another note, if you really want to know more about the surgical strikes, you really should not miss Uri.