Sonam Kapoor who recently appeared on the BBC Asian Network when asked about the Kashmir conflict after the nullification of Article 370, said that she can ‘give an opinion’ only when she has ‘the complete information’.
“I think it’s very complicated and I don’t understand it as much because there is so much contrasting and contrary news everywhere, so I really don’t know what the truth is. I believe in having a peaceful discourse and understanding what’s going on.”
In the video she also said, “I am half Sindhi and half Peshawari. So it’s heartbreaking to see that part of my culture is something that I can’t explore as well because of that (unrest).”
But trolls left no stone unturned in attacking her for her ‘views’ on Article 370, and for saying that her family has strong links with Pakistan.
Sonam came back strong at the hatred and tweeted: “Guys please calm down.. and get a life. Twisting, misinterpreting and understanding what you want from what someone has to say isn’t a reflection on the person who says it but on you. So self reflect and see who you are and hopefully get a job.”
In the show she also spoke about the ban on Indian films in Pakistan.
When asked about the ban on Indian films she said: “As an artist, you want to be represented everywhere and you want your work to be shown everywhere. Neerja wasn’t shown in Pakistan even though it was a true story, because the plane (Pan Am Flight 73) landed in Karachi and the hijack took place in Karachi and it [Neerja, the biopic on the life of air hostess Neerja Bhanot] didn’t in anyway show Pakistan in a negative light at all. But the fact that they didn’t show the film there was really heartbreaking for me.
Source : Various