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Should Bollywood continue to engage with Pakistani artists?

Principally, there should be no dilution of our stance as a nation when it comes to security and safety.

Any event involving the physical presence of talent from Hindi films in Pakistan, or vice versa, is bound to make headlines. Perhaps that is why there is nothing exceptional about the first edition of Pakistan International Film Festival (PIFF), which kicked off in Karachi last week with actor-director Nandita Das, screenwriter Anjum Rajabali, filmmaker and music composer Vishal Bhardwaj and actor Vinay Pathak slated to participate in sessions.

Film and ideology

The festival had made some noise in India with the news of the, which has been accused of promoting a specific ideology here in India. The decision to screen it, while films such as and – that promoted “India” – were banned, was being lauded as a step in the right direction.

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