Bollywood is huge in Pakistan, says Kalki Koechlin
After Vidya Balan, actress Kalki Koechlin came forward to express her views on Bollywood celebrities taking stand for politics in India. Kalki said two things that unify India and Pakistan are cricket and Bollywood.
"Bollywood is huge in Pakistan. People recognised me because of 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani'. Even with India, a lot of us are unified because of movies. People of northeast India speak Hindi because of Bollywood," she said.
The actress said that the Bollywood can't be expected to stand up for the political scenario in India.
Commenting about the issue of Pakistani actors working in India, Kalki said, "Bollywood is not an NGO. You can't expect them to stand up for the politics of this country. At the end of the day, it's a business. Although there are ways to keep speaking about these issues."
At the session, she spoke about her documentary ‘Azmaish’, which looks at India and Pakistan outside the context of conflict and instead focuses on the struggles of commoners in both the countries.
The documentary saw Kalki collaborate with Pakistan-based filmmaker Sabiha Sumar.
(With IANS Inputs)