After Mika Singh, Punjabi singer and actor Diljit Dosanjh has attracted negative attention for accepting an invite by a Pakistan national to perform. The actor was to perform in the US on September 21 at a show promoted by Rehan Siddiqi of Pakistan origin but looks like he won’t be able to now. The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) has requested the Ministry of External Affairs to cancel the singer’s visa and not let him perform.
FWICE has asked S Jaishankar 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." The letter that has been addressed to singer Diljit Dosanjh states, “Your performance for the Pak national will set a wrong precedent in view of the current alarming situation between the two countries.”
Check out the FWICE’s letter here-
Commenting on the same, Ashoke Pandit, Chief Advisor of FWICE and President of IFTDA (Indian Film and Television Directors Association), said in a statement, “If Diljit doesn’t respond in a couple of days, we will issue a non-cooperation notice against him. Members of the federation associations have already been told not to work with Pakistani nationals. Why should Diljit be exempted from this directive and allowed to hurt sentiments?”
Soon after the FWICE letter went viral, Diljit Dosanjh also reacted to it and declared that he will postpone the event for now as he will 'always stand with teh greater interest of eth nation'. Check out his reply here-
Earlier, Mika Singh found himself in a huge controversy when he performed in Pakistan for a show which had been promoted by Rehan Siddiqi. The Bollywood singer received much hate on social media for taking such a step and was also banned from working in India. Later Mika apologized and accepted that it was a mistake.
Muchh - Diljit Dosanjh (Official Song)
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