Pakistan Actress Mehwish Hayat accused Bollywood and Hollywood of misrepresenting her nation in movies. She complained misrrepresentation of Muslims in Hollywood led to Islamophobia at the UN last year.
At Filmfare ME Event in Dubai, Mehwish Hayat asked India to release Pakistani Films as a first step to pave way for good understanding between the two nations. ‘I was recognised with an award for Pride of Performance. I was able use the prestigious forum to talk about the the role of cinema in promoting peace. Unfortunately the way we are being represented is creating divides… Bollywood could have used cinema to promote mutual understanding instead of vilifying us as they do. They need to decide which is more important – nationalistic fervour or a peaceful future,’ she commented.
Sensational Comments made by Mehwish Hayat led to a debate whether she should make such a statement at a global stage or not. She, however, made it clear: ‘This is what I feel strongly and will continue to talk about’.
Mehwish Hayat is one of Top Actresses in Pakistan at present. She was a recipient of Tamgha-e-Imtiaz honour from the Pakistan Government.
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