"It hurts to watch and hear."
Faysal Quraishi appeared on the FWhy podcast to share his opinion on Bollywood films and their portrayal of Pakistan.
Host Frieha Altaf asked Faysal if he had any Bollywood offers.
The actor said it was important to promote peace between India and Pakistan and went on to talk about the image of Pakistan in their films.
He said: “We don’t get along there, I say whatever is in my heart. My fans get upset too but what can one do?
“At this point, if you want a hit Bollywood film you must abuse Pakistan.
“Open Netflix, and pick an Indian serial or film, recently everyone from Pakistan was supporting Shah Rukh’s film and in the end, he did the same thing.
“Make Pakistan look bad and make your name in your country in such a manner. It hurts to watch and hear.
“If we have a visitor from Hindustan and we treated them as such, show me a single instance.
“We open our hearts saying ‘No they are home, let it be’. What kind of things are they saying there?”
The actor went on to speak about his childhood and revealed his father had a brief stint in the showbiz industry but left because he did not have the patience to be an actor.
Faysal was raised in Lahore and was a child actor in the same city, working in the PTV dramas Emergency Ward and Andhera Ujala.
Faysal Quraishi also tried his hand at acting in films but he found that he was more popular on the small screen and made the decision to only act in dramas, before becoming a morning show host on ARY Digital for three years.
His journey to fame admittedly was not an easy one and he recalled losing his home due to financial difficulties.
He gained fame as the iconic Boota in the popular serial Boota From Toba Tek Singh in 1999.
It starred Maria Wasti, Farah Shah, Kashif Mehmood and Deeba. It was written by Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar and directed by Dilawar Malik.
Since then, Faysal Quraishi has appeared in many hit projects such as Mol, Tere Jaane Ke Baad, Sabz Pari Laal Kabootar and Bashar Momin.
He also won awards for his roles in Mein Aur Tum, Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishaan, Rang Laaga and Roag.
Towards the end of the interview, Faysal gave a message to his fans, stating that the internet was full of lies and that individuals needed to learn the art of patience.