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Pak actors in Indian films are now history

Shiva mahesh

3 Dec 2015
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In a strong message to Pakistan, the Indian film industry on Saturday decided not to engage the services of actors, singers, musicians and technicians from across the border.

The decision of the film industry was conveyed to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis by Mukesh Bhatt, the president of the Film & Television Producers Guild of India Limited. Fadnavis had called Bhatt, filmmaker Karan Johar and MNS chief Raj Thackeray for talks to ensure the smooth release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil on October 28.

At the meeting, Bhatt was accompanied by producers Siddharth Roy Kapur, Sajid Nadiadwala and Vijay Singh of Fox Star Studios.

"We discussed the unfortunate events related to the film’s release. I shared the film industry’s emotions regarding the entire issue. We are Indians first and then comes our business...our meeting with the Chief Minister and Raj Thackeray has been positive,” Bhatt said after the meeting.

Bhatt also said that they have assured the chief minister that neither the Guild nor any filmmaker will work with any Pakistani artiste or technician in the future

"The Guild will call a meeting to pass a resolution on not working with Pakistani artistes. A copy of the same will be sent to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry as well as the chief minister,” he said, adding that the decision was taken in "larger interest” of the country.

It is to be mentioned here that the Guild assumes varied roles of significance in the paradigm of the Indian entertainment industry such as being a principal negotiator with the government on various critical issues, resolving intra and external trade disputes of the industry, liaising with foreign delegations and arranging conclaves for the benefit of its members.

Fadnavis appreciated the gesture of the film industry of banning Pakistani artistes

Army 'upset’ over film politics

Senior army officials and veterans were "upset” over the force being dragged into "politics” over films, PTI reports from New Delhi.

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) had recently demanded that movie producers employing Pakistani actors pay Rs five crore to the army welfare fund.

The controversy erupted after Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil ran into a storm of protests led by MNS because Pakistani actor Fawad Khan had a role in it

Decks were cleared for the film’s release after its producers met with three conditions put forward by MNS chief Raj Thackeray, including payment of Rs five crore to the Army Welfare Fund. "All contributions (to welfare fund) are to be voluntary. Extortion is not allowed. We would want people to contribute on their own, rather than under any coercion,” a senior army official said on Saturday.

He said the army is "upset” over being dragged into this politics. "The army is completely apolitical. It is wrong to drag the force into politics,” another army official said

"(We) would never support it,” Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd), former military secretary, said when asked if he supports the move of the MNS.

"Why should the armed forces be made a part of this extortion? By accepting this money they would become a 'receiver’ of tainted money,” tweeted Air Vice Marshal Manmohan Bahadur (Retd)

Pak actors in Indian films are now history


7 Nov 2012
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I think its gud news...

I ve always wondered, why Pakistani actors are being brought in.... as we have so many of our youth just wanting for a chance in d film industry... but never been given a chance.

Though these film makers are smart, they only bring pakistani actors, to create popularity of their films there, and earn more revenue from Pakistan :S
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