The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) continues to pressurize artists across India against performing in events involving Pakistani nationals. After banning Mika Singh over his performance in Karachi, the FWICE has now turned its guns on Punjabi singer Diljit Dosanjh.
In its letter to the Ministry of External Affairs of India, the organization wants Diljit’s visa to America declared null.
Diljit is scheduled to perform in America on the invitation of a Pakistani-American national Rehan Siddiqi. The event is scheduled to be held on September 21st.
Diljit Dosanjh Can’t Perform
The FWICE states that Diljit Dosanjh performing on the invitation of a Pakistani national will set a wrong precedent in view of the current situation.
The Federation of Western India Cine Employees requested the Ministry of External Affairs to cancel the visa of the singer as well as his band members.
According to the FWICE, his performance will be labeled as anti-national in case he is allowed to perform at the scheduled event.
The Federation of Western India Cine Employees has written 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/wY5khUdBF0
— Arsalan (@LioM10__) September 11, 2019
Diljit Dosanjh is a renowned singer and actor from the Indian entertainment industry. He made his Bollywood debut in the hit film Udta Punjab. This earned him the nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. The singer and actor was also part of Anushka Sharma’s film Phillauri.
The FWICE had earlier issued a strict warning to artists across India against performing with Pakistani nationals. Mika Singh was banned by the Federation of Western India Cine Employees. But later his ban was removed following an apology by the singer.