As disappointing as it is, it appears that Bollywood is on a mission to produce as many nationalistic films as possible and portray Pakistanis as the bad guys.

King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan’s latest project, Bard of Blood, is set in Balochistan and follows three Indian spies who’re on a “suicide mission,” to rescue four other RAW agents captured in the Pakistani province. The seven-episode thriller series is based on Bilal Siddiqui’s 2015 book of the same name and is being produced by SRK for Netflix. Emraan Hashmi is playing the lead in the film.

Khan described it as “a thrilling tale of espionage, vengeance, love, and duty”.


However, considering tensions between the two neighbouring countries are currently at an all-time high, it is frankly irritating to see Bollywood churn out such content which only serves to create more divide. The ironic bit is that such a plot has been done to death.

Hence, it comes as no surprise that Pakistanis have had enough of being portrayed as the villains in every single Bollywood movie of recent times – think Uri: The Surgical Strike. Which is why they took to Twitter to vent their frustrations. Even DG ISPR, General Asif Ghafoor had something to comment on the matter.

Recently, Mehwish Hayat in a powerful speech had called out Bollywood for vilifying Pakistanis and after the trailer of the series released, she lashed out on Twitter once again. This time she also called out SRK for being part of such content.

Similarly, Mansha Pasha also expressed her anger.