Irrfan Khan's next film, after his Hollywood release Inferno with Tom Hanks, is in trouble thanks to the current whiplash that films with Pakistani artistes are facing.
The film, tentatively titled Hindi Medium, is indefinitely postponed due to the lead actress from Pakistan Saba Qamar, reports DNA. The film was supposed to be directed by Saket Chaudhry of Pyaar Ke Side Effects fame.
Meanwhile, as the country debates over whether Anurag Kashyap is right in questioning the PM's visit to Pakistan in December, #KeepCinemaOutOfPolitics has been trending on Twitter.
Here's what Twitterati is saying (suffice it to say that there was no unison on this):
Keeping art and entertainment separate from politics because art does not have any boundaries. #KeepCinemaOutOfPolitics
— Kumari Ratna (@_iratna) October 18, 2016
— The Surgical Kernel (@thekernelspeaks) October 18, 2016
— ੧ਓmaanmohan singh (@msgpahujaa) October 18, 2016
An interesting point; 31st October is a film that traces the aftermath of Indira Gandhi's assasination
— Gita S. Kapoor (@GitaSKapoor) October 18, 2016
— seema(Kalam Se) (@seemaadhikari) October 18, 2016
"A society without drama is a dull society". Cinema and theatre is a mirror of our society #KeepCinemaOutOfPolitics
— Richard M. Marak (@richardmarak) October 18, 2016
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejjaa) October 18, 2016
Change the name of ADHM to AFHMM->Ae Film Hai Mushkil Me #KeepCinemaOutOfPolitics
— नाचो रे नाचो (@nachorenacho) October 18, 2016
— lindsay pereira (@lindsaypereira) October 18, 2016
— PVR Pictures (@PicturesPVR) October 18, 2016