Indian actor Irrfan Khan says he is not afraid to go to Bangladesh
India Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2016-07-09 22:09:13.0 BdST Updated: 2016-07-10 06:17:14.0 BdST
Bollywood star Irrfan Khan, who made a huge mark with his role in the 'Life of Pi", says he is not afraid to go back to Bangladesh.
"Why should I be scared, I will go back to Bangladesh if I have to," he told bdnews24.com .
Irrfan called on all 'progressive Muslims', including those in Bangladesh to condemn acts of terror.
Many Indian celebrities seem to have deferred or cancelled their impending tours of Bangladesh.
"But I will go back to Bangladesh if I have to, if I am called. It is lovely place," said Irrfan, who recently was in Bangladesh to shoot for Mostafa Sarwar Farooki's "No Bed of Roses".
The actor recently irked Muslim clerics by saying that the “slaughtering of ‘Bakra’, or goats did not mean Qurbani or sacrifice, speaking on the sidelines while promoting his movie ‘Madari’.
After the Jun 1 attack by Islamist gunmen on Holey Artisan Bakery and O’ Kitchen during which 20 hostages were savagely killed, Khan took to social media to question the silence of Muslims about the barbaric attack carried out in the name of their faith.
They should themselves understand the true meaning of Islam and tell the others that abuse and massacre are not the ways of Islam, he wrote in Hindi.
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