In the wake of terror attack on CRPF personnel in Kashmir, 24 film associations including Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), Indian Film & Television Directors' Association (IFTDA) and others will protest on Sunday at a suburban film studio in Mumbai.
At least 40 CRPF personnel were killed in the attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday. Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has claimed responsibility for the attack.
"All major film bodies including FWICE, IFTDA, Allied Mazdoor Union, association of Cinematographers, make up men, costumes, junior artists, editors, fighters, dancers and others will participate in the protest that will be held on Sunday at Filmcity."
"Also, there will be no film and TV shoots happening between 2 to 4 pm on the same day in Mumbai," President of IFTDA, Ashoke Pandit, told PTI.
"We are inviting the film industry people to be a part of this protest in Mumbai. We will pay our tribute to the martyrs. The country is in pain, we all are hurt. The film industry stands by the side of our nation," Pandit says.
Pandit also tweeted, "#FWICE the umbrella organisation of 24 crafts of film and tv industry will pay their tributes to the martyrs of the #PulwamaAttack and protest against #Pakistan."
According to Pandit, 25,000 to 30,000 people are expected on Sunday.
Previously, almost all major celebrities from the film industry condemned the dastardly terror attack. Many of them had taken to Twitter to expresse their thoughts. Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Ajay Devgn, Hrithik Roshan and others had expressed their shock and grief, while conveying condolences to the families of the martyrs and sought action againt the perpetrators.
(With inputs from PTI)
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