Art is apolitical: Paresh Rawal
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Art is apolitical: Paresh Rawal

By Arundhuti Banerjee Mumbai– Art and artistes exist beyond religion, politics and boundaries, says veteran actor and politician Paresh Rawal, who believes the audience must also watch the performance of an artiste in an apolitical manner. In an era when artistes are attacked because of their political ideology, how must the audience respond to an artiste? The BJP MP (Lok Sabha/Ahmedabad East) told IANS in an interview: “I think the audience should watch the performance of artistes keeping their political opinion aside because art is apolitical. Our film industry is the most secular and apolitical place. Art should not have any boundaries and we should keep it beyond political ideologies.” “I think there are only a few narrow-minded people who create such fuss. In our film industry, when we work together, we are not bothered about who is coming from which religious and political background… So as an audience, why would they bother,” questioned the actor. The acclaimed film and theatre actor, who has decades of work behind him and a filmography that goes beyond 200, will next be seen in “Sanju”, a Rajkumar Hirani directorial which is a biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt’s life. He will also play […]

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