The handsome hunk of Bollywood Arjun Rampal has joined the bandwagon of Indian artists who are in favour of working with Pakistani stars.

The actor shared his thoughts in his latest interview with Express Tribune.

“Artists are messengers of peace and love. Telling stories and entertaining is what they’re meant to do. When you curb that, and stop that kind of interaction, it is very heartbreaking. It should not happen. I just hope politics stay away… Pakistani and Indian artists should be able to work together,” he said.

The actor agrees that due to a lot of politicking on both sides of the border, the artists despite of having similar cultural and social backgrounds have failed to do maximum collaboration at work.

Arjun Rampal made his acting debut in the film Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat in 2001. The major breakthrough of his career included his villainous performance in Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om, opposite the King Khan and Deepika Padukone. The actor also received critical acclaim for his performances in Rock on and Don.

The actor has recently made an appearance at Masala Awards in Dubai where Pakistani starlets Mahira Khan, Saba Qamar, Meera and Mawra Hocane were also present. He was also awarded at the event for his contribution to Indian cinema and in return, he appreciated the efforts of Masala in bringing talent from both sides of the border together in his acceptance speech.

“I have made many Pakistani friends in Dubai and they are like my family now, thanks to platforms like these, which are clear from any political agendas and whose sole agenda is to promote the talent of the two countries. It is a big task and Masala is doing it in the best possible way,” the actor said.