Akshay Kumar Brings Up What Really Matters In The India-Pak Debate

Akshay Kumar says that all we should be concerned about as a nation is the wellbeing of our soldiers, not films. 

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Akshay Kumar in a promotional still from <i>Holiday. </i>

Amidst the on-going chaos and tension between India and Pakistan, actor Akshay Kumar tweeted a video standing strongly by our jawans. He actually nails the most important point of it all - which is neither Pakistani artists being banned, nor is it the legitimacy of the surgical strikes.

Arre yaar yeh behas baad mein kar lena, pehle yeh toh socho ki kisi ne sarhad pe already apni jaan de di hai. 19 jawan Uri mein shaheed ho gaye, ek 24 saal ka jawan Nitin Yadav Baramulla mein shaheed ho gaya. Kya unki families aur humaare hazaaron faujiyon ki families ko iss baat ki chinta hai ki koi film release hogi ya nahin? Kya koi artistes ban hoga ya nahin? Nahin. Unko sirf ek hi baat ki chinta hai, woh hai unka bhavishya. Aur humari chinta hai unka vartaman aur unka bhavishya sahi hona chahiye. Woh hain toh aaj main hoon, woh hain toh aaj aap hain. Woh nahin toh Hindustan nahin. Jai Hind.
Akshay Kumar, Actor
Friends, let’s argue later, first we shoudl think about the fact that soldiers have already given their lives for the country at the border. 19 soldiers were killed in Uri and one 24 year old Nitin Yadav martyred in Baramulla. Do their families or those of our other jawans care about films releasing or not? Or about artistes being banned? No. They’re only worried about one thing and one thing only, and that is their future. And we should be worried about their present and their future, which needs to be secured. It is for them that you and I are alive. It is for them that India stands free. Jai Hind. 
Akshay Kumar

As the son of an army man, Akshay brings our focus back to the main issue, which should be the lives and wellbeing of our soldiers and their families.

Now that’s a message Indian leaders, people and artistes really needed to hear.

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