Religion and nationality are two completely different things, and love for one’s nation is not spurred by religious values. That was the simple message Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Naa director Abbas Tyrewala wanted to spread through his Facebook status.
His message was about being a Muslim and how that doesn’t make him “less” Indian by any standards. Here’s what his status update read:
I am Abbas. I am an Indian Muslim. I don’t love Pakistan because I’m Muslim. I don’t hate Pakistan because I’m…Posted by Abbas Tyrewala on Friday, October 23, 2015
Tyrewala may not be the most well known face of Bollywood, but his #ProfileForPeace message has surely won hearts all over the Internet. After all, we are all humans who judge by parameters of religion, country and such barriers, but his post was a refreshing positive line of thinking.
Hats off to Abbas Tyrewala for making such a bold statement. Well said, sir.
*An earlier version of this article had wrongly attributed Munnabhai MBBS and Main Hoon Naa as directorial ventures of Abbas Tyrewala.