Lahore recently hosted the Faiz Festival this week. One of the guests invited to the event included Indian screenwriter, lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar.
The Bollywood star was invited to talk at the event, however even though he received major applause, some Pakistanis believe his words were too harsh and that he was allegedly spreading hate.
Javed Akhtar used the platform to talk about the Mumbai terror attacks also known as the 26/11 attack that took the country by storm.
Akhtar commented that the 26/11 attackers were roaming free in Pakistan. Moreover, when asked about the comment today in an exclusive interview, the writer and poet told NDTV: “They all clapped. They agreed with me. There are many people who admire India, and want to have a relationship with us”.
“We tend to think of countries as a monolith. That is not the case. How do we connect with millions of people who want to connect with India,” he added.
But, there are some who were not at all happy with his remarks.
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Pakistanis Call Out Javed Akhtar on Social Media
‘#javedakhtar Doodh mein Makhi Daal kar nae dyni chahiye. Aap Hamaray Mehman thy & koi sense hoti hy. Moka Mehal dekh kar baat karni chahiye. Apny wapsi ki parwa zyada ki aur yeh shosha chora so that Wahan apki wah wah ho. Nihayat ghatiya baat ki. Apsy yeh umeed na thi. Afsos’ wrote Mishi Khan.
#javedakhtar Doodh mein Makhi Daal kar nae dyni chahiye. Aap Hamaray Mehman thy & koi sense hoti hy. Moka Mehal dekh kar baat karni chahiye. Apny wapsi ki parwa zyada ki aur yeh shosha chora so that Wahan apki wah wah ho. Nihayat ghatiya baat ki. Apsy yeh umeed na thi. Afsos pic.twitter.com/4VP2IQFtJQ
— Mishi khan (@mishilicious) February 21, 2023
‘Mr Javed Akhtar would you mind shedding some light on Kashmir issue? You shouldn’t have come if you have so much hatred for Pakistan, we still let u go back safely & thats our answer to your nonsense’ tweeted Aijaz Aslam.
Mr javed akhtar would you mind shedding some light on Kashmir issue ? You shouldn’t have come if you have so much hatred for pakistan, we still let u go back safely & thats our answer to your nonsense #javedakhtar #goback #nonsense # pic.twitter.com/b7DCIdnH1o
— aijaz aslam (@aijazz7) February 21, 2023
‘A person who thinks that #Pakistan is a terrorist country then WTF is he doing here? Who has invited @Javedakhtarjadu to come to Pakistan?’ asks Jahangir Afzal.
A person who thinks that #Pakistan is a terrorist country then WTF is he doing here. Who has invited @Javedakhtarjadu to come to Pakistan?#FaizFestival2023 #javedakhtar pic.twitter.com/OBW5Cqu0qL
— Jahangir Afzal (@jahangirafzal) February 19, 2023
Javed Akhtar is piece of shit!
Whenever he talks he talks rubbish.
And shame on those who invited #javedakhtar to visit Lahore. pic.twitter.com/X32hYRZC4K
— Amir Raza Sehgal (@gulsehgal) February 21, 2023
Javed Akhtar while Ali Zafar sings to him and all other shameless Pakistanis crawling at his feet. pic.twitter.com/S0MPtZTGKU
— Raza Hassan (@RazaSHassan) February 21, 2023
Pakistan Celebs Host Javed Akhtar in Lahore
While on one hand Pakistanis were calling out the Bollywood artist, on the other our very own Pakistani celebrities were hosting his presence.
The universe brings the opportunity to sing one of my favourite love songs written by the legendary @Javedakhtarjadu sahab in front of him for the love of my life @AyeshaFazli #love #peace #javedakhtar #poetry #music pic.twitter.com/ZZgOVlsiwc
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) February 20, 2023
Country is near to Bankrupt. Poverty, Unemplyment and hopelessness at its peak. Look at these chaps who are praising a person who is Anti Pakistrani, Anti Islam, supporter of LGBTQ and a ATHIEST
If our nation can't change its priorties will face a devastating Future#javedakhtar pic.twitter.com/e7s3xKgGaD
— USAMA (@Iamuak_) February 21, 2023
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