Recently, Diljit Dosanjh and Mika Singh were issued notice against performing in the USA at an event promoted by a Pakistani national. Now, The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) has issued a fresh notice to singers Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu for the same.
The notice as a whole reads ”Having learnt that you along with you contemporaries are scheduled to perform in the USA on November 17th, 2019 that is organized by a Pakistani national Moazzma Hunain, we at FWICE are requesting for you reversal step that would delink your participation from the said event.”
It further added, “Back of the tensions prevailing with our neighbours, more so after abrogation of Article 370, FWICE which holds the dignity of our country as paramountly important, has time and again informed the members of the film fraternity to abstain from associating with a Pakistani National in any platform of cultural or professional activities in Pakistan or in any part of the world.”
FWICE had earlier expressed anguished and concerned in a press release issued by them which stated “We have also come to know from our reliable sources that actor Saif Ali Khan and singer Shreya Ghoshal, in particular, are giving performances in America at the behest of Mr Rehan Siddiqi, a Pakistani national, who is also the promoter of the shows.”
Last month, Mika Singh’s performance at the wedding of a billionaire’s daughter on August 8, apparently close to former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharaff, has caused trouble for him as he was banned by FWICE which was later lifted after the singer apologized.