Indian journalist writes letter Fawad Khan Uh oh, seems like Fawad Khan has ruffled some feathers across the border. A senior Indian journalist and popular blogger, Soumyadipta Banerjee has written a rather confusing and harsh open letter to the Kapoor and Sons star, urging him to return to his homeland.
The letter, which was published on Bollywood Journalist, states, “Fawad, I don’t think you can deny how much love we have showered on you over the past few years. We have given you more money in two years than what you could have possibly earned in Pakistan in 10 years.”
“We have given you recognition that you would have never been able to earn sitting in Karachi. We made you act in great movies, we helped you endorse brands. And hey, we also made you a bigger star in Pakistan.”
“Though you are a supporting male lead in Bollywood movies, you are now a mega superstar in Pakistan,” he adds.
Ouch. And it only goes downhill from there.
After extensively reminding Khan of all that Bollywood has supposedly done for his career, the writer blames him for all that has gone awry between the two neighbouring countries. He goes on to say: “We have watched in pain how you have chosen to look away when your country is inflicting pain on us.”
“Fawad, you lack courage. You lack conviction. You lack the guts to stand up against the Jihadists of your country.”
Banerjee later tweeted the following, unapologetically trying to justify his actions by calling it a ‘form of protest’.