After receiving flak for his comments absolving Pakistan of the terror attack in Pulwama, Navjot Singh Sidhu is set to face heat from film associations too. The Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) has passed a resolution, taking pledge to not work with the cricketer-turned politician and TV show judge.
In a letter signed by IFTDA President, Ashoke Pandit, the association, stated, “14th February 2019 was a black day when Forty Two Jawans of CRPF were killed at Pulwama with a bomb blast by a suicide bomber of Pakistan. There were protests all over India, aggrieved and anguished with the pain of the loss of Sons of India who sacrificed their lives for the safety of their contrymen.
The nation joined to pay tribute to the brave Jawans, in his meleee, Mr Navjot Singh Sidhu gave some unsavoury comments on this matter, which irked the whole nation. It was at this moment, our mother body FWICE requested Sony Entertainment Channel to terminate his services from Kapil Sharma Show and he was sacked. The mother body took another major decision of banning all the Pakistani artists and singers in the Film, TV and Entertainment industry.
Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association fondly called IFTDA passed a resolution to take a pledge not to work with Mr Navjot Singh Sidhu and Pakistani Artists and Singers for a homage to the martyrs.”
Even during the protest against the attack held at the Film City on Sunday, Ashoke Pandit had lashed out at Sidhu.
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The All Indian Cine Workers Association too has announced a blanket ban on Pakistani actors and artistes working in the Indian film industry following the attack in Jammu and Kashmir that left 40 CRPF jawans dead. They have also written to Union Minister Sushma Swaraj requesting them to cancel visas of Pakistani artistes and deport them to Pakistan.
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