Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Saturday asked music label companies to stop working with Pakistani artists. Bhushan Kumar's T-Series complies.
Mumbai: The grief of the country is slowly simmering into a rage in the wake of the heinous Pulwama terror attack in which at least 44 CRPF jawans were killed and dozens injured.
Following this, the film wing of Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) asked music label companies to stop working with Pakistani singers. A move seconded by many in the industry including actor Shabana Azmi, who proposed a cultural exchange ban against Pakistan.
"We have verbally communicated to Indian music companies like T-Series, Sony Music, Venus, Tips Music etc to not work with Pakistani singers. These companies should stop it immediately or we will take action in our own style," Amey Khopkar, head of the MNS Chitrapat Sena told PTI.
Recently, Bhushan Kumar's T-Series had collaborated with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Atif Aslam for two different singles. After the MNS warning, they have removed their songs from the company's YouTube channel.
Interestingly, none of the Pakistani artists, who have been a common fixture in Bollywood, have tweeted condemning the attack or sympathising with the families of the soldiers. Even though they had plenty of time to promote their business ventures on social media. Priorities, right? Take a look at their tweets on the day of the attack February 14 and thereafter:
The Khoobsurat actor was busy promoting Pakistani professional Twenty20 franchise cricket team that competes in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
The Raees star continued to eat, live and breathe fashion. She even went live on her Twitter account but ignored the issue.
Bollywood's biggest find from across the border was radio silent on all his social media accounts after having promoted his new single just a day before. However, he did manage to keep his Facebook fans on February 16 in the loop about his upcoming performance in Lahore. Priorities, right?
The actor-singer has quite a big Indian fan following and has had quite a successful stint in Bollywood. Here's his tweet on the day of the attack:
And, then he shared a 'moment' from his speech about 'peace' saying -“Earlier the self-realisation, sooner the self-actualisation. Become aware of how we are all connected in the divine design and grand scheme of things. Real peace and success only come in living a life that can benefit others. “
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