Aftermath of the Terror attack in Mumbai had taken the toll on the Pakistani Artists who had to face the blunt as they are asked to return back to their country & cancel all their TV commitments henceforth.
The Shiv Sena will henceforth not permit any Pakistani player or cultural artiste to come and perform in Mumbai or Maharashtra, a senior party leader said here Tuesday.
Party MP Sanjay Raut told IANS that it had always been the Sena’s policy to discourage any kind of interaction between Pakistanis and Indians. However, after this dastardly terror attacks, we will ensure that not a single Pakistani player or cultural artiste will ever set foot anywhere in the state,” Raut said.
Castigating the Sena’s stand, Jatin Desai, a prominent activist said: “This was on the expected lines from the Shiv Sena.”
Zaheer Abhas, a participant of ‘Sa Re Ga Ma’ allegedly left for Lahore on the night of the attack in the city. The singer told a leading daily newspaper (from Lahore), “I was supposed to come to Lahore to shoot for a special episode with my family. But I am not getting a ticket to return to India.” He said, “Kuch nahi kiya toh
darna kya. (If I have not done anything, why should I be afraid) I will come back to India if I get a ticket.”
Pakistani actors currently shooting for television and films in India are running scared. On Sunday, about 500 members of the Bharatiya Vidyarthi Sena (BVS) barged on to the sets of Raju Srivastav’s show at Chetan Studio in Andheri and warned him against hiring Pakistani artists. On hearing this, Pakistani actors Kashif and Shakeel Siddiqui were immediately moved from the shooting and shifted to a safe place. Said Kashif, “After the producers of our show heard that some people had threatened Raju Srivastav, we have been moved to a safer place. Our family wants us to come back home.”
According to him, they wanted to return on Monday but unfortunately, did not get the tickets. “Guess we will finish the shooting that is left of our show.” However, sources close to the actor’s family said that Shakeel Siddiqui and Kashif are returning to Pakistan on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the BVS has also issued a diktat to channels on the same issue. Abhijeet Mane of the party said, “We went on Raju Srivastav’s set and requested him not to work with Pakistani actors. We have told the channels to do the same.” When told that Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray is an ardent fan of Ghulam Ali, Mane said, “So am I, but it is time for all of us to sacrifice.”
Political Parties in India are closing all doors for any reconciliation in Indo-Pak relations. This Terrorist attacks had once again shattered the Indo-Pak relations, which seems to be running on the tracks. Such Attacks had also hurted citizens across the border. Even they are facing Terror attacks more often & are also plageured with this disease. Lets Hope other’s dont have to pay the price too long.