According To Swara Bhasker Her “Failing State” Comment Is bringing Pakistan and India Together


Veere Di Wedding starlet Swara Bhaskar seems to have gathered a lot of attention in Pakistan due to her latest comments about the country. In a recent interview with CNN News18, film critic Rajeev Masand asked the Veere Di Wedding star about the ban of their film in Pakistan. She responded by calling the country a ‘failing state’.

Responding to the Bollywood actor’s comments, Pakistanis and celebrities such as Urwa Hocane, Gohar Rasheed and Armeena Rana Khan shared their feedback.

After much debate, the actor has finally come forward saying that she is perfectly “okay’ being the enemy as long as brings both the nations together.

The actor had initially said,

“For some reason I have to keep answering for that. I don’t know why people think I’m a spokesperson for the Pakistani government. What do you expect from a state that’s run by Sharia Laws?,” said Swara.

“They’re a nonsecular state. I’m not surprised at all. Why should we hold up Pakistan, which is a failing state — I don’t understand why we keep taking pleasure and feeling a sense of self-worth from all the silly things that happen in Pakistan. Apologies to all my Pakistani friends right now… Rest assured, Pakistanis have way worse vocabulary than we do. I know.”

Swara replied to a tweet by user Pedestrain Poet, who wrote, “Indians and Pakistanis. Divided by history, pain, sociopolitical realities, religion, terrorism. United by hating on Swara.”

The actor tweeted:

She further added that it looks like “Indo-Pak peace is on the horizon”.

The Ranjhaana actor lastly tweeted that matters of government of a country and its people are distinct, and her love for Pakistan remains unchanged.