Ever since the Punjabi film Chal Mera Putt has gone on floors, the movie has become the talk of the town. ‘Chal Mera Putt’ features Amrinder Gill and Simi Chahal in lead roles. The film also has some Pakistani actors donning pivotal roles. This was appreciated by many people while many were against it because of the Pulwama attack.
We all know after the Pulwama attacks at the beginning of this year, a ban on all Pakistani artists was announced by the All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA). The association had also said that strict action would be taken against the organization or entity that violates the ban.
Because of which many actors like Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan who had a huge fan following in our industry had no option but to leave. Many Pakistani actors suddenly got replaced by Indian actors. And since then Bollywood has not hired Pakistani artists for their projects.
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After a recent film announcement, a web portal got in touch with AICWA. They went for confirming the status of the ban imposed in the country on Pakistani artists, they made a strong statement.
In an exclusive interview to a web portal, President AICWA Er. Suresh Shyamlal Gupta said, “We stand on the same statement even today. Whichever production house or producer will hire the services of Pakistani artists, shall be blacklisted from the Indian Film Industry. We will make sure that no one from the Indian Film Industry works with the erring production house, producers or director”.
The association has now sent a formal letter to the Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh. The letter demands a ban on the film ‘Chal Mera Putt’. The film stirred emotions when the team boasted Pakistani actors with the lead starcast Amrinder Gill and Simi Chahal. The film is directed by Janjot Singh and is being made under the banner of Rhythm Boyz Entertainment.
A copy of the letter has been forwarded to the Hon Shri Prakash Javadekar (Minister of Information & Broadcasting), Hon Shri Subramanyam Jaishankar (Minister Of External Affairs) and Hon Shri Prasoon Joshi (Chairman, Central Board Of Film Certification).
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Sharing his displeasure over casting Pakistani artists in a Punjabi movie, Suresh Gupta further stated, “This is an insult to our soldiers and the entire nation. The Pulwama attack killed so many of our brave hearts, abandoned their families and shattered the future of their kids. Such people must be banned from the entire nation.”
After this what will be the status of the film ‘Chal Mera Putt’, we don’t know. Will, there be a ban on the film or will it replace the Pakistani actors? For that, we have to wait and watch.
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