The largest controversy that Bollywood has seen in the longest time has split the nation in a disagreement – from working in India not or justified banning. After the strike on Indian Army base in Uri that cost us the lives of 18 soldiers, by Pakistani terrorists, Indian political party gave an ultimatum to Pakistani artistes to leave India within 48 hours. Which conspicuously meant that Mahira Khan, Fawad Khan and Ali Zafar are not welcome by the political party in India. The performers have huge films lined up specifically Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Cherished zindagi and Raees. The makers of the films starring the said celebrities were also met with threats of banning the launch of their respective movies. But appears like IMPPA is prepared to intervene in the scenario for better good of Indian filmmakers.
A couple of political parties demanded scenes of Pakistani actors to be re shot or else the release of the pictures will be stalled. Ashoke Pandit, Vice President of IMPPA has met MNS and requested the party to not disturb the launch of the film. In some tweets today, he supported the prohibition on Pakistani actors and condemned the strike but also included money of Indian investors is in danger as “Pakis have made money and gone” and that the pictures that have been made, are by Indians.
Mr Ashoke has additionally requested president of Shiv Sena, Uddhav Thackeray to organize a meeting to discuss the exact same. He concluded his series of tweets with a tweet to show IMPAA’s solidarity with the country. He wrote “#IMPPA stands by its choice of banning #PakistaniArtists tl #IndoPakrelations return back to normalcy & our soldiers quit becoming martyrd. (sic)”
Ashoke farther posted images of letters submitted to PM Narendra Modi requesting to nullify the work permits of Pakistani technicians, actors and singers. He also posted the request letters submitted to Shiv Sena and MNS appealing to save film industry from losses by not obstructing the launch of films that were met with dangers.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in lead roles. The movie directed by Karan Johar has Fawad in a protracted cameo. Mahira Khan stars opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Raees. The fate of these movies is yet to be sealed after the political unrest. We trust it is realised that cash that is at stake is that of Indians, and there’s no unrest caused upon the release of the films.