Mumbai (Web Desk): Veteran Indian actress Shabana Azmi feels that war between India and Pakistan should not happen.

"War is not an option. The relationship between the citizens of Pakistan and India needs to remain interactive. We need to converse and exchange ideas and thoughts," she said during an interactive session 'Baithak' organised by News18 on Tuesday.

The 67-year-old actress urged more student exchange and cultural exchange programmes as she believes they will help in understanding the people and their beliefs.

While turning to the medium of films, Azmi said through movies, a feeling of love can be generated among the people of India and Pakistan.

The Masoom movie actor went on to add, “During cricket match between Pakistan and India, people start behaving like rivals and discriminate against each other. So, that time film is the medium through which the feeling of love can be generated among the people of India and Pakistan through artists’ performances.”