Singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh was to perform in the US on September 21 at a show in Houston, which the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) claimed was being promoted by a Pakistani national.
According to the reports, the show was being promoted by Rehan Siddiqi, a Pakistani national and FWICE had asked Diljit to cancel it in the interest of sentiments and dignity of India.
Federation of Western India Cine Employees writes to Ministry of External Affairs to “cancel the visa of singer and actor Diljit Dosanjh who accepted the invitation of a Pakistan National Rehan Siddiqi for a performance in America of September 21.” pic.twitter.com/BVlgFb8J6F
— ANI (@ANI) September 11, 2019
Therefore, realizing the extent of the issue, Diljit has cleared his statement about Rehan Sidiqi and decided to postpone the show. He wrote: “I have just become aware of a letter issued by FWICE to me. I would like to state that my contract is only with ‘Shri Balaji Entertainment’. My dealings and agreements is with them only and nobody else that is mentioned in the Federation letter.”
— DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) September 11, 2019
He further continued, “However in lieu of the letter by the FWICE, I have decided to postpone my Houston show at this time. I love my country and will always stand for the greater interest of the nation.”
FWICE in return, appreciates the stand taken by Diljit.