In a move to condemn the Pulwama terror attack that happened on February 14, Thursday, the team of Total Dhamaal has decided to not release the film in Pakistan. Actor Ajay Devgn announced the same on social media a few minutes back. He took to Twitter to write, “In light of the current situation the team of Total Dhamaal has decided to not release the film in Pakistan.” (sic)
The decision has met with appreciation with many people supporting the film’s team on Twitter. Total Dhamaal is slated to hit the screens this week, on February 22. Apart from Ajay, it also features Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Jaaved Jaffrey, Johny Lever, and Sanjai Mishra among others. It’s the third part in the popular Dhamaal franchise by director Indra Kumar.
Ajay expressed anger over the terrorist attack on Thursday and tweeted, “Horrible and disgusting. Anger can’t be put into words. #KashmirTerrorAttack” (sic)
Meanwhile, the film industry has unanimously decided to ban the Pakistani artistes. Indian music company, T-Series even unlisted and removed various composition sung by Pakistani music artistes from YouTube.
Even cricketers Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Mohammad Kaif and Suresh Raina stopped the shooting of an advertisement to lend their support to a two-hour protest against the Pulwama terror attack, organised by artistes and technicians belonging to 24 film associations, at Filmcity in Goregaon in Mumbai on Sunday.
Spear-headed by the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), protesters also cautioned filmmakers against working with Pakistani talent or releasing their films in Pakistan.
“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,” FWICE chief advisor Ashoke Pandit told IANS.
Many celebs from across the industry have contributed to the families of the martyrs and vowed to support their children’s education. The support continues to be given.