LAHORE: Senior actor of Bollywood Om Puri has stated that he believed that artists work for the promotion of love.
At the arrival in Lahore, the veteran actor said that this ancient city would have been the heart of film industry if these two countries had not been separated.
“Great Indian actors came to Lahore to act, and legends like Pirthvi Raj Kapoor also benefited from the ancient city’s film industry,” said the actor on Thursday.
About the historical side of Lahore, Puri said: “I am impressed by the historic buildings and variety of culture in Lahore, and whenever I come here, people give me respect and beautiful memories.”
Earlier, Om Puri reached Lahore to attend Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop’s 4th International Film Festival, where his upcoming ‘My Son the Fanatic’ would also be screened. He would also have a discussion panel with Pakistani artists and will be taking part in an interactive question and answer session in Lahore.
When asked about the recent acts of intolerance by Hindu Right-Wing party Shiv Sena in India, the actor said that he opposed annulment of Ghulam Ali’s concert in his country and acknowledged his singing skills.
“I believe artists work for the promotion of love, and are an asset for all nations,” said Puri, adding that he did not like what was happening with Pakistani artists in India and that he also condemned terror activities in Pakistan.
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