MUMBAI: Salman Khan and Saif Ali Khan have spoken up in favor of Pakistani actors in India.

In a recent phone conversation with the MNS President Raj Thackeray, Salman Khan requested him to let ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ (which has Fawad Khan) and ‘Raees’ (in which Mahira Khan is seen opposite Shah Rukh Khan) release peacefully without any action against the two films.

While many actors have refrained from taking a stand over the Pakistani actors working in Bollywood after the Uri attacks, Bollywood producer Karan Johar recently spoke in favor and had to face backlash in the form of criticsm and  protests outside his home yesterday, So after this huge controversy with KJO yesterday, it is surprising to see another Bollywood actor taking such a strong stand over this issue.

The fact that Salman and SRK recently put aside their differences and have been seen promoting each others films could also be one of the reasons behind this.

Saif Ali Khan in a statement said artists should spread love, peace and talent.  In an interview to Indian media said added “The world is open to our film industry and our film industry is open to talents from around the world especially cross border. We are artists who talk about love and peace.”