After a collaboration between Indian artistes and Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was brought to its notice, the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) strictly warned Indian singers about the consequences of working with Pakistani artistes. Failure to follow this warning would lead to “strict disciplinary action”, the Federation said.

“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,” a letter from FWICE stated.

 

 

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“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,” it continued.

Post the 2016 Uri attacks in which 18 Indian soldiers were martyred, Pakistani artistes were banned from working in India and there was massive outrage against Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016) and Rahul Dholakia’s Raees (2017) because they featured Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan respectively.

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