Here's what Rishi Kapoor tweeted:
IPL. You got world players. Afghanistan makes debut. My plea is please consider Pakistani players.Phir match hoga! Hum bade log hain.Please!? Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 4, 2017
Meanwhile, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan, cricketers from Afghanistan, will debut in Indian Premier League as part of Sunrisers Hyderabad, whose captain is Australian cricketer David Warner. Their debut match is scheduled for March 5 opposite Virat Kohli-lead Royal Challengers Bangalore in Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad.
After last year's Uri attacks, relations between India and Pakistan have been tense. Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (also starring Fawad Khan) faced opposition from Maharahstra Navnirman Sena's Raj Thackeray. Karan Johar released the film as per schedule only after the filmmaker released a video in which he said that he would "not engage talent from neighboring country given the circumstances."
In January, Raees, starring Pakistani actress Mahira Khan (and Fawad's co-stars of hit show Humsafar), hit a minor roadblock. Shah Rukh Khan, Raees' lead actor, solved the situation by assuring the MNS chief that Mahira will not promote the film in India.
Rishi Kapoor was last seen in Kapoor And Sons also starring Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra.