‘Why should we air our content there anyway?’ — Binaifer Kohli on Indian shows being banned in Pakistan
"What are they fighting for? We should take a clear stand wherein we should support our soldiers,” Binaifer Kohli says.
Pakistan Supreme Court has authorised a block on Indian content in the country. There is a ban on airing Indian content on TV or radio. Producer Binaifer Kohli, whose show Bhabiji Ghar Pai Hai and Jijaji Chhat Par Hain under EDIT II (her production house) are on air, says that she has no desire to air her shows there either. “Why should we air our content there anyway? We go there, play with them and let our soldiers get killed by them, how shameful is that? I feel ashamed of myself. My father-in-law died in the army, my husband Sanjay’s brothers-in-law are in the army. What are they fighting for? We should take a clear stand wherein we should support our soldiers,” she says.
In fact, the producer is a big admirer of Subhash Chandra Goel, Chairman of Essel Group and Zee Media, who stopped airing Pakistani content on his channel. “Subhash Chandra Goel is my idol. He shut a channel overnight, so why can’t I let go of certain funds that I might be getting from Pakistan. Why do I need to make money when my soldiers are being killed? He shut a channel, which was working brilliantly. You need guts to do that. He anyways is a visionary and a passionate man for his country. I admire that,” she says.