FWICE warns Bollywood singers against collaborating with Pakistani artistes amid Covid-19
Recently, FWICE issued a statement which says that action would be taken against Indian singers and musicians collaborating with Pakistani artistes.
The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) warned the Indian singers and musicians collaborating with Pakistani artistes, singers, and technicians saying that the failure to comply would lead to “strict disciplinary action.”
The notice of FWICE came after a collaboration between Indian artistes and Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
The official statement of FWICE reads, “We are pained to inform all members that despite being fully aware that FWICE has issued a total non-cooperation circular advising all members not to work in any manner whatsoever with all Pakistani artistes, singers and technicians,
“Some members are blatantly violating the non-cooperation circular. FWICE claimed that the collaboration with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was not the only instance. We have been informed that more such Entertainment products and songs are being planned and made.”
“We have to strictly inform all the members of our affiliates to kindly note that the non-cooperation circular is valid and subsisting and anyone found cooperating or working in any manner with any Pakistani artistes, singers and technicians, in any mode or media of entertainment will be subject to strict disciplinary action initiated by FWICE which everyone may please note.”
“One should also realise that while the entire world is fighting against the coronavirus, Pakistan is still busy killing our soldiers on the borders.”
“Kindly note no violation of this circular will be allowed and we are sure all members will follow our advice in their own interest,” it added.
Here’s the official statement:
@fwice_mum is pained to see some of our artists violating the non-cooperation order & performing with #Pakistani artists through various online mediums. That too when #Pakistan continues to kill our soldiers at the border, even at a time when the world is fighting against #Corona pic.twitter.com/ykKOWghRMt
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) April 12, 2020
Pakistani artistes were banned from working in India after the 2016 Uri attack. There were protests against Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ and Rahul Dholakia’s ‘Raees’ for featuring Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan in the films respectively.