Sajal Aly as any other actor would ‘love to work in India again’

Art beyond Borders

Actor Sajal Aly is one of the few names in Pakistan that have not only achieved immense success inside the country but also left a mark internationally. She debuted in Bollywood with Mom in 2017 and worked alongside the late veteran actor Sridevi. After the 2016 Uri attacks, the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association passed a resolution to ban Pakistani actors from working in the country. Six years later after her Hindi film debut, the actor remembers the experience fondly. “I would love to work in India again. But I don’t know when. Let’s see what the future has in store for me. I have been talking about this for years and years. I don’t think politics should come between art and the artist. And I hope the barrier between India and Pakistan are removed,” Aly told the Hindustan Times in a recent interview. Speaking about the late co-actor, she said, “I was very close to Sridevi ji. She left us very soon unfortunately. I have never really talked about her and my relationship. But I have to say that it is really unfortunate that we as artists get stuck in the tensions between both the countries.”