Since after Uri’s attack and MNS banned to Pakistani actors and other artists in Indian Entertainment Industry, Indian Government still not planning for a relief to Pakistani Artists.
“There is no proposal to revoke the visa granted to Pakistani artistes working in India,” a senior Home Ministry official said. “We have no problem in granting visas. If a person applies for the visa and he fulfills the conditions, he gets it. It’s not that we don’t have to issue the visa to Pakistani nationals,” he added.
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) a few days back asked Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan, and other Pakistani artists to leave India and Bollywood as soon as possible.
Bilateral relations between India and Pakistan have deteriorated following the September 18 terror attacks in Uri in which 19 soldiers were killed. Indian Army also carried out surgical strikes on terror launch pads in PoK on the intervening night of September 27 and 28.
At a press conference, Amey Khopkar, President of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s film wing, said: “The day Pakistan will stop attacking our country, we will extend the hand of friendship. We do not have anything against art but the artists who are employed in India but remained mum on the terror attack in Uri.
Talking about Karan, Khopkar said: “Karan Johar isn’t bigger than the government. If Karan Johar and ‘Raees’ makers don’t replace the actors, we will not allow ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ and ‘Raees’ to release.”