Video: Emmad Irfani Reveals Why He Couldn’t Work Opposite Kareena Kapoor in Veere Di Wedding

Over the last few years, many Pakistan film industry actors and actresses have made their debuts in Bollywood.

These stars have impressed fans across the border with their performances. However, since the Pulwama incident, Pakistani stars have not been able to work in India.

Renowned model turned actor, Emmad Irfani, also became a victim of the mounting tension between the two countries.

In an interview with Iffat Omer, Emmad Irfani revealed that he was supposed to work in the Bollywood flick Veere Di Wedding opposite Kareena Kapoor.

To be ruthlessly honest, I was upset. We had to begin the shooting from September 2016. But what happened was that Kareena was expecting at that point, so she said that she will resume shooting after delivering the baby. So the shooting was delayed for a year and a lot changed during that time.”

The Cheekh star also added that Pakistani film stars don’t need to go to India if they aren’t respected.

“I am a big nationalist now and I want Pakistan to do well… If they are not respecting us than we don’t need to go there. Or if they are not welcoming us, then we don’t need to portray that we are dying to work with them… We don’t need them. I think we should make a mark with our own identity,” he added.

Emmad Irfani will be making his film debut opposite Ghana Ali in the upcoming film Gawah Rehna. The film’s cast also includes Qavi Khan, Rehan Nazim, Faisal Imtiaz, Rabya Kulsoom and Turkish actor Mert Sismanlar.


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