Producers Council Bans Pakistani Actors-Singers for Two Years

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New Delhi: If you are a fan of Pakistani singers or actors such as Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Atif Aslam, Fawad Khan and so on then there is a bad news for you.

The Indian Films & TV Producers Council has decided to ban Pakistani actors or singers for two years.

CEO of the council Suresh Amin said on Wednesday in Delhi that the producers council will not involve any Pakistani actor or singers any film for two years.

“We have a border dispute with Pakistan and as an Indian, it is our sole duty put sanctions on the Pakistan. In this row the council has decided to put sanctions on Pakistani actors and singers for two years. If the situation improves then we will think to review our ban.”

He said while addressing a press conference of film ‘Welcome to New york’s controversial song ‘Ishtehaar’ in Delhi.

The film’s song ‘Ishtehaar’ sang by Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was in centre of strom recently after a tweet of Union Minister Babul Supriyo, who advised to give chance to Indian talents instead of Pakistani.

Welcome to New York is claimed to be the first 3D comedy movie of India, which is going to release on February 23, 2018.

Singer and Union Minister Babul Supriyo backed the movie and the song. While addressing the media he said, “I had no intention to create a controversy but to advise. I have heard the song it is very soulful.”

Later, producer of the film Vashu Bhagnani said that the controversy heart us. “We put a lot of pain in the movie and when we receive any rough response, it really hurt us.”

“The movie which has been cleared by the Censor board shouldn’t be questioned.”

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