The ice-thawing process between India and Pakistan has started. This week Mawra Hocane who was in India shooting for the ill-fated Sanam Teri Kasam some years ago, dropped in to meet Rishi Kapoor in New York with a friend. A sweet gesture that has gone down very well with Rishi. When I touched base with him Rishi said, “So much love not only from my land but the world over. I am so grateful. God is great. People still call and message to meet and I can only do so depending on my hospital timings and appointments.”
Currently Mawra Hocane is starring the tv show Aangan, which is based on the partition/family dynamic based novel of the same name by Khadija Mastur. Mawra plays the female protagonist, Aaliya.
She is the famous actor from Pakistan,Mawra Hocane (left) and her friend Khatija. Sweet of them to visit us https://t.co/YM1tztOyQ6— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) June 14, 2019
With Hocane showing the way to healing relations between the entertainment industries of the two countries, it is time responsible celebrities stopped making hostile statements about the ‘other’ country. It is amusing to see Pakistan’s actors , many of whom were given a redcarpet treatment in Bollywood, turning cold and hostile on all things Indian just to please Pakistan’s high command. Ali Zafar and Mikaal Zulfikar are two actors with whom I shared a cordial relationship in the past. Now they seem scared to respond to polite messages. Sources close to Karan Johar tell me Fawad Khan is no longer in touch with him. This is the same actor whom Johar treated like royalty during the making of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, so much so that the film’s lead pair Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma felt sidelined by Johar.