Bollywood actress/politician who was also winner of Big Boss 11 Shilpa Shinde, has been receiving death and rape threats in India for voicing her opinion about the ban on Pakistani artists and for supporting Navjot Singh Sidhu over his controversial statement on the Pulwama attack.
The actress said that she had not done anything wrong in criticizing the ban against Pakistan or supporting Sidhu’s statements on Pulwama attack and would stand strong in face of all the threats she had been receiving online and otherwise.
“I am totally against the new phenomenon of banning anyone whose views you don’t concur with. Sadly, CINTAA and other industry bodies are equally complicit in this. Everyone has the right to occupation; you can’t deny me the right to earn my livelihood. In the same vein, I also bat for the rights of Pakistani artists to work in Bollywood, purely on the basis of talent. I have been a victim of this ban culture, so I know what’s wrong with it,” said Shilpa while talking to IWMBuzz.
Referring to Sidhu, the actress further added, “Agreed, he might have been politically correct by not criticizing his friend, Imran Khan, but you need to understand that they have played together for years. Also, why was everyone after him to say something bad about Pakistan? He hit the nail on the head by saying that, at the end of the day, issues can only be threshed out on the peace table.”