Kher’s is an Isolated Voice, says Bollywood’s Alok Nath

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Veteran Bollywood actor Alok Nath addressing a press conference at SKICC in Srinagar on Wednesday during shooting of Bollywood feature film Sargoshiyan in KashmirPHOTO BY BILAL BAHADUR
Veteran Bollywood actor Alok Nath addressing a press conference at SKICC in Srinagar. KL IMAGE BY BILAL BAHADUR

Veteran Bollywood actor Alok Nath, who is in Kashmir to shoot for his upcoming film “Sargoshiyan”, Wednesday said Anupam Kher should refrain from taking part in politics and stick to his profession. “He has personal views, he has some political bent on this and he has emotions, but I feel those should not be generalised. It is in isolation but there is freedom of expression.”

“I personally feel that an actor should not take an important part in politics. Our profession is different and sensitive and we should remain in our profession only. This is what I think and I have no control on his thinking,” he said.

Bollywood actress Sara Khan who is currently in Kashmir shooting her film Sargoshiyan, during a press conference at Sher-I-Kashmir International Convention Centre in Srinagar on WednesdayPHOTO BY BILAL BAHADUR
Bollywood actress Sara Khan who is currently in Kashmir shooting her film Sargoshiyan, during a press conference at SKICC in Srinagar. KL IMAGE BY BILAL BAHADUR

The veteran actor said that the situation in Kashmir is normal and that the media blows minor incidents out of proportion. “Minor incidents happen everywhere, in the country and the rest of the world but if something like that happens here, it becomes big, which should not happen.”

When asked about his perceptions about Kashmir, he said, “Whatever I had heard or read about the place, I find it opposite of that. I feel this place is like any normal place.

Veteran Bollywood actor Alok Nath along with Producer Imran Khan and Actoress Sara Afreen Khan addressing a press conference at SKICC in Srinagar on Wednesday during shooting of Bollywood feature film Sargoshiyan in KashmirPHOTO BY BILAL BAHADUR
Veteran Bollywood actor Alok Nath along with Producer Imran Khan and Actress Sara Afreen Khan addressing a press conference at SKICC in Srinagar. KL IMAGE BY BILAL BAHADUR

The veteran said had it not been for work, he would have stayed in the Valley for a long time.

“I want to stay here as it is a very beautiful place with such lovely people, but because of my work commitments, I have to return. I promise to come back and be here for a longer duration,” he said.

Actor-turned-producer Imran Khan said there were some apprehensions about shooting in Kashmir in Nath’s mind but “they went away after reaching here”.

“I told Nath that I will complete this film in Kashmir. Director Tourism Mehmood Shah talked to him over phone and we changed his mind. After he reached here, his perception changed,” Khan said.

The film also stars Farida Jalal, Shahbaz Khan and Sara Khan.

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