Putting a rest to all the rumours, Pakistani actor Fawad Khan finally broke his silence and issued an official statement on the tension escalating between India and Pakistan. The actor was being drawn into controversies for not condemning the Uri terror attack that led to the death of 19 Indian Army soldiers.
On Friday, the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil actor took to Facebook to explain why he left India and why he didn't speak about the entire controversy. However, the actor ended up saying only little about the Uri terror attack.
According to his Facebook post, Fawad left the country in July, as his wife Sadaf was expecting the couple's second child. He also clarified that he hasn't spoken on the matter before and this is his first official statement.
Read his Facebook post below:
I've been in Lahore since July as my wife and I had been expecting our second child.
I've received numerous requests from the media and from well wishers worldwide asking me for my thoughts on the sad incidents that took place in the past few weeks. As a father of two little children, I pray and wish like many others that together we can build and live in a more peaceful world. I believe we owe it to our children who will shape our tomorrow.
This is the first time I have spoken on the matter. Please disregard any other words attributed to me during this time because I have not said them. I thank all my fans and fellow artists from Pakistan, India and people in general all over the world who have shown continued support for their belief in love and understanding to unite a divisive world.
Fawad is among a few Pakistani artists who have spoken about the Uri attack and India-Pakistan's ties. Earlier, Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali, singer Adnan Sami and actress Mawra Hocane had condemned the Uri attack. However, Fawad's post talks more about "more peaceful world" than the terror attack in India.