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Sonam Kapoor shuts trollers as they tell her to go to Pakistan over Article 370 views

Sonam Kapoor at Cannes 2019. Photograph:( Instagram )

New Delhi Aug 20, 2019, 01.41 PM (IST)

Sonam Kapoor has been vocal about her personal views on issues that she feels passionate about. Recently when the actress was asked to comment on the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir and abrogation of Article 370 by BBC, she was trolled for her viewpoint. But we can trust Sonam to give it back and that’s exactly what happened.

The trolling began when Sonam on Article 370 being revoked said, “I think it’s very complicated and I don’t understand it as much because there is so much contrary news everywhere so I don’t really know what the truth is. I believe in having peaceful discourse and understanding what’s going on. So when I have the complete information is when I think I can give an opinion.”

She also detailed how her family has links to the place and said, “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.”

In an answer to a question about the situation, she went on to say, “It’s heartbreaking to see where the situation has landed right now and I’m very patriotic. So I think for me now it’s better to keep quiet and let this pass because even this too shall pass. Our country was one country, like, 70 years ago and the fact that there is so much divisive politics at play is really heartbreaking.”

Her answers didn’t go down well and she was trolled mercilessly on Twitter. Sonam did not mince words as she hit back at the trollers and wrote,  “Guys please calm down.. and get a life. 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.”

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In the interview, Sonam also spoke about both India and Pakistan banning artists into their countries from across the border. She said, “As an artist, you want to be represented everywhere and you want your work to be shown everywhere. The film (Neerja) in any way did not show Pakistan in a negative light at all but the fact that they didn’t show the film in Pakistan was heartbreaking for me. I have huge Pakistani following and my two best films -- they are Muslims and half Pakistani.”

The trolls asked Sonam to move to Pakistan if she was so empathetic towards the neighbour and fans from there.  

Story highlights

The trolling began when Sonam on Article 370 being revoked said, “I think it’s very complicated and I don’t understand it as much because there is so much contrary news everywhere so I don’t really know what the truth is."