In light of the current situation prevailing in India and the tension with neighbouring Pakistan, the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) has passed a resolution banning the Pakistani actors and technicians in India until the conditions are back to normal.
As per the tweet of ANI on Twitter which read, “Indian Motion Picture Producers Association(IMPPA) passes resolution banning Pakistani Actors & technicians in India till normalcy returns.”
Fawad Khan, a meticulously bearded leading man from Lahore, is the ban’s most famous victim. Khan planned to return to India later this month to promote his Diwali holiday blockbuster, the romantic drama Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Instead he will stay put in Pakistan, while plans for the film’s debut languish after threats by ultra-nationalist MNS party in Mumbai to disrupt screenings and promotional events.
Bollywood Fame: Khoobsurat, Kapoor & Sons, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Current Work Status: Fawad Khan is doing a Pakistani film in which he dons the role of legendary Pakistan singer Alamgir in the upcoming biopic Albela Rahi. Directed by Sultan Ghani, the movie focuses on the life of versatile singer, Alamgir who is considered one of the pioneers of the Urdu pop music in Pakistan. Fawad is also a part of Maula Jatt 2, a sequel to 1979’s Pakistani cult-classic Maula Jatt and stars alongside Mahira Khan and Humaima Malik in the Pakistani venture.
Bollywood Fame:Tere Bin Laden, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Chashme Baddoor, Kill Dil
Current Work Status: It’s quite interesting that the well known Pakistani singer Ali Zafar made his acting debut in Bollywood. After being a part of over half a dozen Hindi movies as an actor, Ali is now set to make his film debut as an actor in a Pakistani film titled
Deosai, it is Urdu-English bilingual action drama, for which Ali is learning to master the martial arts and kickboxing to show some killer moves.
Bollywood Fame: Raees
Current Work Status:The actress has two Pakistani films in the pipeline. While one is Verna, the other is Maula Jatt 2. The former is a social drama that also stars Haroon Khan and the latter is a sequel to 1979’s Pakistani cult-classic Maula Jatt and stars Fawad Khan
Bollywood Fame: Creature 3D, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Current Work Status: He is part of Pakistani comedy-drama film called Azad and will be seen in a cameo. He is also a part of a short film called Musafir.
Bollywood Fame: Sanam Teri Kasam
Current Work Status: Mawra is currently busy with a TV show Sammi that airs on Hum TV in Pakistan. The series centers social issues on the rural society revolving around the concept of ‘vani’, the series shows moral lessons against common issues such as gender discrimination. It’s the journey of Mawra who plays the title role and how life changes after she gets stuck in the custom of vani. Vani is a cultural custom found in parts of
Pakistan and Afghanistan wherein young girls are forcibly married as part of punishment for a crime committed by her male relatives.