Filmmakers have been asked not to release films in Pakistan
The announcement comes after Pulwama’s attack.
Several other film bodies have also banned Pakistani artists.
The Association of Indian Film Workers (AICWA) on Monday announced the banning of Pakistani artists in the country and said they will resort to firm action against anyone who collaborates with Pakistani talents. The announcement comes after the February 14 terrorist attack on the CRPF soldiers in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir.
In a notice signed by Ronak Suresh Jain, Secretary General, AICWA, he said: “The entire Film Workers Association of India strongly condemns the brutal terrorist attacks against our soldiers in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. to the families of the victims, AICWA joins the nation to confront such terror and inhumanity. ”
“We are officially announcing a total ban for Pakistani actors and artists working in (our) film industry, even if some organization insists on working with Pakistani artists, (AICWA) will ban it and take firm action against them. First, we are with our nation. ”
The announcement came a day after the West India Film Employees Federation (FWICE) said Indian filmmakers should not work with Pakistani artists and should not even release their films in Pakistan.The Total Dhamaal team has already said that the film will not be released there.