Bollywood singer and actor Diljit Dosanjh has responded to FWICE's letter stating that he was not aware of any such 'intimidation' by the federation before today and that his contract is with Shri. Balaji Entertainment only and not with Mr. Rehan Siddiqi as mentioned by the film body.
He went on to add that given the circumstances right now, he would be postponing his US tour and concluded stating, "I love my country and will always stand for the greater interest of the nation, India. Always". Read his full statement below-
In a letter dated 6th September and addressed to Diljit Dosanjh, the FWICE have clearly stated that through the document they want to draw attention to the 'unbridled race of Artists/Singers/Dancers and Performers' as they have been informed about the invitation of Rehan Siddiqi to him (Dosanjh) for a stage performance as a singer in America
"You are a thorough gentleman and a superb artist which is the pride of India. It is, therefore, a humble request top you to cancel your performance for 21st Sept 2019 in America as it will be befitting in the current time", the letter further stated. Read it below-
In a letter dated September 3 to the Ministry of External Affairs, the film body stated, "It is our humble request to you to cancel the vis of Mr. Diljit Dosanjh and his troupe or the application for a visa be not granted to restrain their performance in America as it will be labeled anti-national'.
Read the full letter below-
FWICE then also issued a press release stating that they are deeply concerned and anguished by various artists as they are 'knowingly' performing in India despite the film bodies strict warnings. "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.
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