Post Ae Dil Hai Mushkil And Raees, Pakistani Artistes Banned From Working In India
The Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) in their 87th annual general meeting has passed a resolution that no Pakistani artiest will be hired by their producer members forever.
The resolution came on a day the Indian Army announced that seven terror launch pads were targeted across the Line Of Control by special forces during a surgical strike overnight in which, ground forces were used.
“IMPPA paid homage to the martyrs who were killed in Uri. It therefore felt its responsibility towards the nation and passed a resolution banning Pakistani Actors And Technicians in India till normalcy returns. For IMPPA, nation comes first.” stated Ashoke Pandit, a member of the IMPPA.
Last week, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), issued a 48 hour ultimatum to Pakistani Artistes and actors, including Fawad Khan and Ali Zafar, to leave India by September 25, 2016 or else they would be pushed out.
Apparently the popular Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has been dropped from the film Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laddoo Deewana. Recently, the concerts of Pakistani singers Shafqat Amanat Ali and Atif Aslam scheduled in Bengaluru and Gurgaon respectively were also cancelled.
While the district administration has advised the concert team Konceptentertainment to defer Atif Aslam’s show, the organisers have said they had already decided to postpone the gig indefinitely after the attack at Uri in Kashmir.
Shafqat Amanat Ali’s concert was called off after the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal had written a letter to the Bangalore Police asking them not to allow Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali to perform on September 30, 2016.
As things look like, the last time we will see any Pakistani artiest being a park a Bollywood film will be Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (Fawad Khan) and Raees (Mahira Khan). Tough its really sad, but then the resolution to ban Pakistani actors from the industry comes in the wake of the Uri Attack.