In solidarity with the nation, Bollywood actors Ajay Devgn and Riteish Deshmukh announced that their forthcoming film Total Dhamaal will not release in Pakistan.
Mumbai: Indian artists are not keeping quite over the recent terror attack in Pulwama that has left the nation fuming. After Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi cancelled their impending visit to Karachi, now Ajay Devgn announced that his forthcoming film Total Dhamaal will not release in Pakistan. The decision comes after the Pulwama terror attack that claimed the lives of 49 CRPF troopers last week.
"In light of the current situation, the team of 'Total Dhamaal' has decided to not release the film in Pakistan," Ajay tweeted.
In light of the current situation the team of Total Dhamaal has decided to not release the film in Pakistan.— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) February 18, 2019
Later, actor Riteish Deshmukh who is also part of the movie wrote: "In light of the current situation the team of 'Total Dhamaal' has decided to not release the film in Pakistan."
From writing poems to helping financially, Bollywood is showing their respect to the families of the slain soldiers. Ayushmann Khurrana has written a heartfelt poem for CRPF jawans. Several other celebs have come forward to financially help the situation in Kashmir and the families of 49 CRPF troopers.
In light of the current situation the team of Total Dhamaal has decided to not release the film in Pakistan.— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) February 18, 2019
In the worst ever terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir since militancy erupted in 1989, a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) suicide bomber on February 14 rammed his vehicle packed with explosives into a CRPF bus on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Pulwama district.
The attack, much like the one in Uri in 2016, has impacted cultural ties between the two nations.
The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) in India on Sunday said filmmakers will not be allowed to release their films in Pakistan after the dastardly attack. Last week, Gully Boy released in Pakistan.
Total Dhamaal is the third instalment of the successful franchise Dhamaal, which originally starred Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey and Riteish Deshmukh alongside Sanjay Dutt.
The latest movie also stars Madhuri Dixit Nene, Anil Kapoor and Boman Irani. The film is slated to release on February 22.
Last Updated Feb 18, 2019, 2:23 PM IST