The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) has issued a round warning Indian musicians and singers against working with Pakistani artistes. This comes after designer Vijay Arora and singer Harshdeep Kaur not too long ago collaborated with famous Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan by a digital live performance.
“We are pained to inform all members that despite being fully aware that FWICE has issued a total non-cooperation circular advising all members not to work in any manner whatsoever with all Pakistani artistes, singers and technicians, some members are blatantly violating the non-cooperation circular by working in various mode and media of entertainment like a recent instance in which our musicians have worked online with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan of Pakistan which is being seen online. We have been informed that more such entertainment products and songs are being planned and made,” the round reads.
The movie body warned all Indian musicians, singers, artistes and technicians that “anyone found cooperating or working in any manner with Pakistani artistes” shall be topic to “strict disciplinary action”. The round has been signed by FWICE chief advisor Ashoke Pandit, president BN Tiwari, basic secretary Ashok Dubey, and treasurer Gangeshwarlal Shrivastav.
FWICE reminded everybody that whereas your complete world is battling the COVID 19 pandemic, “Pakistan is still busy killing our soldiers on the borders”.
Sharing the round on Twitter, commerce analyst Taran Adarsh wrote: “No working with #Pakistani artists, singers, technicians, no working on digital platforms too… #FWICE issues stern warning… OFFICIAL STATEMENT.”