Mumbai, October 12: On his 74th birthday, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan said that it is time for people to express solidarity with Indian soldiers. He commented it over the recent Uri and Handwara attacks which targeted Army camps. He also said that these incidents had incensed the country.
“I think it is time to express solidarity with our jawans, armed forces who are sacrificing their life so that you and I can be safe now. That’s what needs to be put in question and nothing else.” said the Pink actor.
Bachchan addressed the press conference where he kept silent on the issue of banning Pakistani artists. Amid the demand for their ban after the Uri terror attack, Bachchan said he respected all artists. “With folded hands I request you that this is not the time and I don’t think it are right to put forward these questions,” said Bachchan. Following the Uri attack, many political parties in Mumbai had raised objection to Pakistani artists working in India.
He said that considering the grave situation on the border one should express solidarity with Indian soldiers. “Who said what and why, where and how, this is not the time for it. The nation is incensed, the people of this country are very angry by the incidents that are happening at our border”, said Bachchan.