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Politics should steer clear from art, culture: Sushant Singh Rajput on MNS threat

Updated: Sep 25, 2016 10:57 IST      
Politics should steer clear from art, culture: Sushant Singh Rajput on MNS threat
Mumbai [India], Sept. 25 (ANI): Reacting to the ultimatum by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) to all Pakistani actors to leave India in 48 hours or face consequences, Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput said that politics and art should not interfere in each other's work.

"I think politics and art-culture should not interfere in each other's work," he said, when quizzed by the media at an event yesterday.

The MNS' orders, backed by Shiv Sena, came after tension between the two Asian neighbours escalated to a new level post the killing of 18 Army personnel in a dastardly terror attack on an army base camp in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district.

Sushant, who was present at the 35 years celebration of Raj Babbar's wife and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award recipient Nadira Zaheer Babbar's famous theatre group 'Ekjute,' also mentioned that he got his first television break from this platform.

"Juhi (Babbar) Di directed a play, titled Pukar, where I had a monologue. That was where I got my first chance in television from. So, whatever I am, it is because of them (Ekjute)," said the actor, who was associated with this theatre group for almost two and half years.

On the professional front, the 30-year-old actor is all set to release his much-awaited film 'M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story' on September 30, is excited to share the experience he underwent during this project.

"I know the story is very good and engaging. I had a very good experience for the two years I was in this project. Now I want to share that experience with everyone. I am very excited," he told media here.

Directed by Neeraj Pandey, the film is based on the life of India's limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

The movie also stars Kiara Advani, Disha Patani, Anupam Kher, Bhumika Chawla and others. (ANI)

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