Bal Thackeray has demanded that Veena Malik and all other Pakistani artists be sent back to their country.
The Shiv Sena supremo lashed out against Malik in his editorial in the party's organ Saamna. "Veena Malik is a blot on our country''s culture. Who is Veena Malik? Why is so much ruckus being raised about her?" The News International quoted Thackeray as saying.
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"She goes missing for some days and it appears to be a publicity stunt... sometimes she does obscene acts in Bigg Boss and sometimes she gets herself photographed in the nude for magazines," he said.
"Veena is not such a big actress from Pakistan that we should go on praising her," he added. Thackeray also expressed his anger on other artists from her country performing in Bollywood.
"There is a trend in Bollywood to hire Pakistani artistes. Pakistani actors come to India and do not want to leave. People from Pakistan come to India to watch cricket matches and suddenly vanish. It's difficult to say whether they work for terror outfits or not," he said.
"On the other side, Pakistani government doesn't even give visas to our artistes. There is a virtual ban on entry of Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle in Pakistan "Dolly Bindra says, Veena Malik has ISI connections. If that is so, the person who gave her visa should be jailed," he added. He signed off this editorial saying that 'we should clean up our country and send Veena Malik to hell'.