All India Cine Workers Association has announced a total ban on the Pakistani artistes working in the Hindi film industry. The association released an official notice stating that the decision has been made in the light of the tragic Pulwama attack that happened on Thursday, February 14, in Jammu and Kashmir.
The notice reads, “All India Cine Workers Association strongly condemns the brutal terrorist attack on our soldiers at Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir. Our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims. AICWA stands with the nation in confronting such terror and inhumanity.
We’re officially announcing a total ban on Pakistani actors and artists working in film industry. Still, if any organisation insist on working with Pakistani artists will be banned by AICWA and strong action will be taken against them.
Nation comes first, we stand with our nation.”
Earlier, even the Federation of Western India Cine Employees made an announcement regarding the ban on the Pakistani artistes. “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 news agency IANS.
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.
Meanwhile, in a move to condemn the attacks, the team of Total Dhamaal announced that their film will not be releasing in Pakistan. 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.