All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) on February 18 announced a total ban on Pakistani actors and artists working in the Indian film industry. The association took the decision in the wake of recent terror attack in Pulwama in which our as many as 49 CRPF soldiers were martyred.
News agency ANI tweeted a notice by AICWA in which they said they will take strong action against anyone who works with Pakistani artists.
“All Indian Cine Workers Association strongly condemns brutal terrorist attack on our soldiers at Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir. Our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims. AICWA stands with nation in confronting such terror and inhumanity. Were officially announcing a total ban on Pakistani Actors and Artists working in Film Industry. Still if any organisation insist on working with Pakistani Artists will be banned by AICWA and a strong action will be taken against them. Nation comes first, we stand with our nation,” the notice read.
— ANI (@ANI) February 18, 2019
Earlier, the makers of the film ‘Total Dhamaal’ announced that they will not release their upcoming film in Pakistan. Ajay Devgn, who is the producer of the film, tweeted: “In light of the current situation, the team of ‘Total Dhamaal’ has decided to not release the film in Pakistan.”
In light of the current situation the team of Total Dhamaal has decided to not release the film in Pakistan.
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) February 18, 2019
About 49 CRPF jawans were killed in a suicide car-bomb attack on Jammu-Srinagar highway. Following the attack, many Indian nationals came out on streets to show their anger and demand strict action against the terror groups.