Thursday, October 22, 2020
Home News Reports ‘I love my country and stand for nation's interest’: Diljit Dosanjh postpones USA show...

‘I love my country and stand for nation’s interest’: Diljit Dosanjh postpones USA show after FWICE says show is promoted by Pakistani national

The federation said that there is an unbridled race of artists/ singers/ dancers/ anchors/performers to perform in shows promoted by Pakistani national Rehan Siddiqi, despite strict warnings issued to them

Singer and actor Diljit Dosanjh has decided to postpone his US tour after Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) wrote to him asking him not to perform at a show promoted by a Pakistani national.

Dosanjh posted a message on Twitter informing his decision, although he denied any link between the show and any Pakistani national. He also said that he was not aware of any intimation by the federation to not take part in shows promoted by Pakistanis. He said that his contract is only with “Shri Balaji Entertainment”, all his dealings are with this organisation and nobody else is mentioned in the contract, as alleged in the letter sent by the Federation.

But responding to the letter of FWICE, he has decided to postpone his Houston show at this time, he informed. He ended the message with “I love my country and will always stand for the greater interest of the nation”.

On September 3 the Federation of Western India Cine Employees had sent a letter to the Minister of External Affairs asking them to cancel the visa of Dilip Dosanjh, who was scheduled to visit the US to perform in a show on 21st September. The federation wrote that the show is being promoted by Rehan Siddiqi, a Pakistani national. The FWICE had said that Dosanjh is a thorough gentleman and a superb singer/actor, but he has been allured by Siddiqi.

FWICE letter to MEA

On the light of this situation, the federation had requested the minister to cancel the visa granted of Diljit Dosanjh and his troupe, or reject the application for visa. FWICE said that this step will act as a deterrent to those who have forgotten their moral responsibility and voice of their conscience.

FWICE also a letter Dosanjh also on 6th September, asking him to cancel the show in USA, as it will be befitting in the current time.

FWICE letter to Diljit Dosanjh

The federation said that there is an unbridled race of artists/ singers/ dancers/ anchors/performers to perform in shows promoted by Pakistani national Rehan Siddiqi, despite strict warnings issued to them. They said that they are deeply concerned and anguished by various artists as they are ‘knowingly’ performing in India despite the film bodies strict warnings.

In a press release issued on 31st August, they had said that actor Saif Ali Khan and singer Shreya Ghoshal are performing in the USA at the behest of Sddiqi, who is the promoter of the shows.

FWICE press release

“We have taken a serious note of it, as FWICE has zero tolerance for such performers and condemn it as antinational and unpatriotic bordering to treason with your own country”, the said. The FWICE asked the artists not to give priority to monetary considerations and refrain from being part of any project involving Pakistani nationals and performers anywhere in the world.

Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) is a film industry worker’s union based in Mumbai. It has over 5,00,000 members, and it is the mother body of over 20 organisations related to various crafts of TV and cinema.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Is Modi govt giving Coronavirus vaccines for ‘free’ only to Bihar? No, that’s not how it works

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday while releasing the BJP manifesto in Bihar for upcoming elections said that the BJP promises free coronavirus vaccines in Bihar, whenever the vaccine is made available.

All you need to know about Mohammad Shahabuddin, the dreaded mafia don and once Lalu Yadav’s close aide who made Siwan tremble

The Siwan district, in the 90s and early 21st century, became his fiefdom and Mohammad Shahabuddin was its unchallenged ruler.

Bihar Assembly elections: NDA set to return to power as migrant workers may put their weight behind Modi

From migrant workers crisis to Citizenship Amendment Act - what will sway the Bihar elections

“Islam is in crisis all over the world” and all the other things the French President said

Earlier this month, the French President Emmanuel Macron took the stage at city hall in the Paris suburb of Les Mureaux to deliver one of the most consequential speeches of his career.

October 22, 1947: The day when Pakistan-backed tribal Lashkars invaded Jammu and Kashmir to plunder, rape and destroy

A two-day national symposium on 'Memories of 22 October 1947' is being organised in Srinagar to create awareness among the Kashmiris about the violence inflicted by Pakistan on their ancestors

France: Charlie Hebdo cartoons projected on government building to express solidarity with deceased teacher who was beheaded by Islamic terrorist

Days after the barbaric beheading of teacher Samuel Paty on the streets of Paris by a terrorist for showing the cartoons of Prophet Mohammad to his students, support continues to pour in for the deceased teacher.

Recently Popular

UK: 37-year-old paedophile named Rehan Baig jailed for raping chickens to death while his wife filmed it

Rhan Baig's wife had also joined him in the videos and at one point he alternated between having sex with his wife and the chickens.

‘Comedian’ Agrima Joshua, who calls herself ‘feminist’, passes offensive sexual comments against woman due to political differences

Agrima Joshua had earlier found herself in a controversy after insulting the Shivaji Maharaj memorial during a performance.

Remember Sheena Bora case? Param Bir Singh was the IG of Konkan range, the site where her body was dumped

Param Bir Singh knew that Sheena Bora was missing. He had asked Rahul Mukerjea to file a 'missing persons' report. Sheena, however, was never reported as 'missing'.

Paris: Two Muslim women stabbed under Eiffel Tower by white women shouting “dirty Arabs”

Two Muslim women were stabbed repeatedly under the Eiffel Tower on Sunday night by two white women who called them "dirty Arabs".

Caught on camera: NCP’s Nawab Malik ‘predicts’ Arnab will commit suicide as he will be ‘trapped’ in TRP case

Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik insists that though the BARC letter clears Republic TV's name, the police investigation 'will find evidence' against Arnab.

No, going to Dubai to buy the new iPhone 12 Pro is not cheaper than buying in India. Here is how

Dhruv Rathee criticised the 'Indian Tax System' by claiming that travelling to Dubai for buying an iPhone 12 Pro is cheaper than getting it from India.
- Advertisement -

Karnataka HC grants bail to Congress MLA’s relative Naveen who was accused of ‘blasphemy’ by Islamic mobs for Facebook comment

Naveen was booked under sections 153A and 295A of the Indian Penal Code and section 67 of the Information Technology Act over his alleged derogatory comment regarding Prophet Mohammed on Facebook.

Is Modi govt giving Coronavirus vaccines for ‘free’ only to Bihar? No, that’s not how it works

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday while releasing the BJP manifesto in Bihar for upcoming elections said that the BJP promises free coronavirus vaccines in Bihar, whenever the vaccine is made available.

West Bengal: TMC workers attack BJP workers with lathis in Bardhaman for taking out a rally in support of farm bills

In the video that has gone viral on social media, it can be seen how TMC workers unleashed attacks on BJP workers with sticks

‘Not a serious crime’: Islamic scholar defends Muslim man who beheaded the French teacher, says it is not something he should be punished for

Normalising the beheading incident, the Islamic scholar said that the only punishment for insulting the Prophet is death and 'ideally' it should have been carried out by the Islamic State.

Sweden joins other European countries to ban China’s Huawei, ZTE from upcoming 5G networks, calls China biggest threat

Sweden has become the latest country to ban Chinese telecom groups Huawei and ZTE from its 5G mobile networks.

Eros Now apologises for publishing vulgar Hinduphobic content on Navratri

After netizens outraged over vulgar posts on Navratri, Eros Now issued an apology.

Government of India issues warning to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over misrepresentation of Indian map

Govt tells Twitter that any attempt to disrespect sovereignty and integrity of India is totally unacceptable and also unlawful

INS Kavaratti: ‘Made in India’ ASW stealth corvette to be commissioned into Indian Navy today. All you need to know

INS Kavaratti is the last of the four Kamorta class indigenously built ASW stealth corvettes.

All you need to know about Mohammad Shahabuddin, the dreaded mafia don and once Lalu Yadav’s close aide who made Siwan tremble

The Siwan district, in the 90s and early 21st century, became his fiefdom and Mohammad Shahabuddin was its unchallenged ruler.

Bihar Assembly elections: NDA set to return to power as migrant workers may put their weight behind Modi

From migrant workers crisis to Citizenship Amendment Act - what will sway the Bihar elections

Connect with us

245,563FansLike
465,858FollowersFollow
18,800SubscribersSubscribe