Nana Patekar has lashed out against Bollywood for supporting Pakistani actors after the Uri attack and said that the nation always comes first to everyone. Nana also unleashed fury and said people should not listen to what Bollywood celebs say as they are just ordinary and useless people. He said,
"I don't want to know what Bollywood says. I was in the army for two years. Our jawans are the real heroes. We are ordinary, useless people. Do not pay attention to what we say. Do you understand whom am I talking about? Humlog jo patar patar karte hain, unpe dhyan mat do. Unki aukat nahi utni." (Don't listen to what celebs say, they don't really have a say)
Nara Patekar further commented, "Pakistan, artistes come later. My nation comes first. I don't know anyone except my country and don't want to know anything else. Artistes are small insects in front of the nation, we are worth nothing compared to the country."
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Just recently John Abraham and Sonakshi Sinha had praised the Indian Army for the surgical strikes against Pakistan and John was quoted as saying, "We are proud, we should have done this earlier. I am talking about LoC. It's high time we respond to terrorism. As a country we are very tolerant and I think we should put our foot down and show what India can do."
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Sonakshi Sinha commented, "I feel fortunate to be part of industry to promote and express our solidarity with our country and for the soldiers who are true heroes of this country."
Also Karan Johar, Mahesh Bhatt and Salman Khan have maintained that films and politics should not be mixed and said that art has no borders. However, stars like Kangana Ranaut and Ranbir Kapoor have given neutral reactions to the debate.