Lollywood against Pak artistes visiting India for fame and moneyBy ANI
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
LAHORE - Pakistan’s film industry has advised their performers to stop frequent visits to India, and avoid acting in Indian films and participating in television shows, after severe threats from Shiv Sena to Bollywood against giving assignments to Pakistani artists.
The warnings from Shiv Sena came in the wake of the detention of renowned Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at the Delhi airport for carrying undeclared currency.
Veteran film director of Lollywood Syed Noor said it was shameful for the Pakistani artists, who frequently visited India just for cupidity of fame and money, to work in Indian film industry after such insult.
He said it had been cleared that Indians spared no effort to slander the Pakistani artists but regretfully it was stated that some of our artists still wished to work in Indian film industry, The Nation reports.
Noor said Shiv Sena threatened and insulted Pakistani artists several times but despite of such incidents the artists were frequently visiting India.
“They should at least keep in mind the respect of the country if they have not their own. Actually they are all money makers and can go to any extent for this,” he said.
Terming about the issue of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Noor said he belonged to a distinguished family, which he should keep in mind, and the Indian authorities punished and insulted him just for being Pakistani.
He said Indians were exporting their culture to our country through their films and dramas but the authorities concerned were not taking any measure in this regard. (ANI)