Indian filmmakers' body bans Pakistani actors
An online news portal reported that the said resolution didn't ban the release of Karan Johar's?Ae Dil Hai Mushkil?and Shah Rukh Khan's?Raees. Both these movies star Pakistani actors, Fawad Khan (in photo) and Mahira Khan respectively.(YouTube) Photograph: (Others)
Amid brewing political tensions between south Asian countries, India and Pakistan, the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA), the first internationally recognised association of the Indian film production sector, has passed a resolution banning the Pakistani actors and technicians in India until the conditions "return to normalcy".
Indian news agency ANI tweeted saying: "Indian Motion Picture Producers Association(IMPPA) passes resolution banning Pakistani Actors & technicians in India till normalcy returns."
However, Indian daily DNA quoted an online news portal as saying that the resolution didn't ban the much-anticipated release of Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shah Rukh Khan's Raees. Both these Bollywood movies star Pakistani actors, Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan respectively.
IMPPA's resolution comes right after Indian Army's announcement that they had carried out surgical strikes on several terrorist launch pads across the de-facto border, Line of Control.
Earlier, hardline political leader Raj Thackeray-led political party, The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, had given an ultimatum to the Pakistani actors, asking them to leave the country within 48 hours, failing which they'll be "pushed out."
The relations between India and Pakistan have been deteriorating following the September 18 Uri attack in Kashmir that killed at least 19 Indian soldiers. This was one of the worst such attacks on an Indian Army base.
(With inputs from DNA, ANI)