Pulwama attack rattled the T-Series, Pakistani singers impacted largely.
The Bollywood has imposed ban in reaction of the recent Pulwama attacks, a wave of protest and call for shun to Pakistani artists, companies and other products flooded the international media, television news channels and social media.
The tremors of the attack have rattled the mainstream of the Bollywood as reported.
The song of Pakistani star Atif Aslam Baarishein was in collaboration with T-Series has been recoiled officially from T-Series channels immediately; same as the song sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Tere Bin that was for Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan’s film, Simmba which has been a reworked from T-Series.
As per further media reports the Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi have revoked their tour to Karachi Arts Council whereas; the news of the cancellation of the Jashn e Rekhta Festival which was due in Dubai has become a major upsetting news item in media.
In the side lines of music industry; there is news related to the Ajay Devgn, who has declared that the film Total Dhamaal would not be released in Pakistan.
While following the foot prints of the production company T-Series, MNS Chitrapat Sena head Amey Khopar has talked with news media that they have verbally conversed to all music companies not to get Pakistani artists for their productions. Some of the Indian reactionaries have also announced that “These companies should stop with Pakistani nationals immediately or they will take actions in their own style,”
It’s a history that Post Uri attacks, Pakistani artists were barred in India and were given ’48 hours’ to leave India. And we know that during those times, Karan Johar’s film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil was backlashed from some extremists for casting Fawad Khan and Imran Abbas in film.
The Indian media has also reported that The producer guild in India has, called for a total ban on Pakistani artists in the wake of the recent Pulwama attacks, reported Indiatoday.
In a notice issued by the guild, the All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) said, “We’re officially announcing a total ban on Pakistani actors and artists working in the film industry. Still, if any organization insists on working with Pakistani artists, it will be banned by AICWA and strong action will be taken against them. Our nation comes first, we stand with our nation.”
Whereas the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) also warned film-makers to stop working with Pakistani talent or even releasing their films in Pakistan, reported IANS. “The federation won’t allow Pakistani artistes to work in Indian films. Also, we won’t let producers release their films in Pakistan. The entire trade (with Pakistan) will be called off as far as the film industry is concerned,” said FWICE chief advisor, Ashoke Pandit: he said. “If any producer or distributor does not cooperate, the FWICE will boycott their shootings and other work. This means technicians and workers will not work with them and they will not be able to function.”
Pandit further added, “We will not allow any film that has any Pakistani artiste or their song in it to be release. No artist is bigger than the country.”
- Ayyaz Gull is Article Writer, Content Head of Fankar Online.