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Sonam Kapoor responds to backlash on her Kashmir statement

Indian actress Sonam Kapoor clapped back at social media bullies, the actress was subjected to reckless trolling following her remarks on Kashmir and her connections to Pakistan.

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In a tweet, Sonam Kapoor asked the trolls to ‘calm down’ and told them not to misinterpret her statements. Adding that “Twisting, misinterpreting and understanding what you want from what someone has to say isn’t a reflection on the person who says it but on you. So self-reflect and see who you are and hopefully get a job.”

Indians had accused Sonam Kapoor of passing pro-Pakistani statements in her recent interview to BBC Asian Network. Pakistanis were irked with Sonam’s silence on the Kashmir issue, while Indians were furious when Sonam shared her cultural connections and lineage from Pakistan.

Though the actress took a mild approach when discussing the issue she tactfully escaped commenting on Kashmir, attributing it to her lack of understanding and information on the matter. Pakistanis berated Kapoor for her alleged silence on the tyranny of the Indian government in Kashmir despite the crisis extensively discussed globally.

What did Sonam say?

Sonam Kapoor expressed her remorse over the harsh circumstances in Kashmir; however, the actress refrained from passing political judgments on the issue. Perhaps, she did not want to be dragged into the controversy. Sonam Kapoor asserted that she will only comment on the situation after being fully informed with the facts.

I am half Sindhi and half Peshawari. It’s heartbreaking to see part of my culture is something that I can’t explore as well because of that, stated the actress.

“It’s heartbreaking to see where the situation has landed right now and I’m very patriotic,” the actor began. “So I think for me it’s better to keep quiet and let this pass because even this too shall pass.”

Kapoor added that she would comment on the matter once she has a better understanding of the ongoing situation. “I believe in having a peaceful discourse and understanding what’s going on. So when I have the complete information is when I think I can give an opinion.”

Sonam Vouches for a Peaceful Solution of the Crisis

Kapoor then added, “I hope there is a peaceful way of working things out. I don’t know how that’s possible but I think there should be because it’s a beautiful place but I think it’s been under so much duress. I don’t think anybody knows who is right now. I don’t think they know who’s right.”

Sonam Kapoor gave thoughtful statements regarding the Kashmir issue, the simmering tensions between India and Pakistan, and the imposition of ban on the sales of Indian movies in Pakistan. In her interview, she expressed her disappointment over not being able to explore her cultural roots due to the ongoing unrest between the two countries.

Read more: I am half Sindhi half Peshawari; Sonam Kapoor remembers her Pakistani origin

When asked about her connections from Pakistan, Sonam Kapoor stated that she is half-Sindhi and half- Pathan. “I am half Sindhi and half Peshawari. It’s heartbreaking to see part of my culture is something that I can’t explore as well because of that,” stated the actress.

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