India’s largest film producers’ association bans Pakistani artists
Amid the growing chorus to depose Pakistani artists from India, India’s oldest and largest film producers association, Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA), on Thursday passed a resolution banning Pakistani actors, technicians or performers from working in India till normalcy returned.
The said resolution by the IMPPA comes right after the announcement made by the Indian Army that they had carried out “surgical strike” on some terrorist launch pads in Pakistan.
Soon after the Uri terror attack that left 18 Indian soldiers dead and many injured, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) had given a 48-hour ultimatum to all Pakistani actors to leave India, including Fawad Khan.
According to Deccan Chronicle, Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was recently dropped from a project owing to the ongoing tension between India and Pakistan. Meanwhile, the fate of films Aye Dil Hai Muskhil featuring Fawad Khan, and Shahrukh Khan-starrer Raees, in which Mahira Khan plays the leading lady, hangs in balance.