Pakistani actors banned from working in Indian movies till 'normalcy returns'

Mumbai, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 29 September 2016, 08:55 PM
Fawad Khan (Source: Getty)
Fawad Khan (Source: Getty)

Indian Motion Pictures Association (IMPA) in Mumbai has banned all Pakistani actors, artists, and technicians from working in Indian movies till 'normalcy returns', reports said on Thursday. The move comes hours after the Indian Army launched surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) on the intervening night of September 28 and September 29.

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Last week, amid tension in the wake of Uri terror attack, the Raj Thackeray-led MNS had asked Pakistani artistes like Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan to leave India immediately, failing which the shooting of their movies will be stalled.

The party wrote an open letter to Bollywood producers and production houses, asking them why they need to rope in actors from the neighbouring country when enough talent is available in India.Actors like Mahira Khan (featuring in Shah Rukh Khan-starrer ‘Raees’) and “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” star Fawad are hijacking the opportunities of Indian artistes, MNS General Secretary Shalini Thackeray had said.

In Karan Johar’s “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”, slated to release next month, Fawad is in a supporting role, while Mahira essays the lead role opposite SRK in “Raees”, which will mark her Bollywood debut.