It’s fine to criticize the government, but criticizing your army and country woh bahut hi dukhad baat hai: Paresh Rawal

The veteran actor said that he feels army bashing has become fashionable today

Paresh Rawal is one of the finest actors that we have in Bollywood. He excels in any role given to him in any film. The actor’s film URI: The Surgical Strike released today and the film has impressed the audience and the critics alike with the way it depicts Indian Army and the surgical strikes that were carried out in Pakistan dominated Kashmir in 2016.

Paresh plays the role of Ajit Doval (the current National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of India). In an interview given to a leading daily, Paresh said that it is fine to criticize the Government but criticizing your country and the Army is taking freedom of speech a little too far.

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Paresh Rawal as Ajit Doval in URI: The Surgical Strike

During the interview, Paresh was asked that Aditya Dhar, the director of the film has said that URI is not anti-Pakistan but anti-terrorism, so what is his take on it. To this Paresh said, “I hate jingoistic cinema, which unnecessarily indulges in Pakistan bashing. In URI, hum army ke jazbey ki baat kar rahe hain. That mission was the victory of the skill and bravery of the army and of strong political will, too. I feel army bashing has become fashionable today. Log anaap shanaap kehte hain. It’s fine to criticize the government, you are welcome to do that, but criticizing your army and country, woh bahut hi dukhad baat hai. You are playing with fire. We are fortunate that our army believes in democratic values. Jis haalat mein woh kaam kartey hain, usko toh samajhiye aap.”

URI: The Surgical Strike stars Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam in the lead roles. Kirti Kulhari and Mohit Raina also play pivotal roles in the film.