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Fawad Khan And Other Pakistani Artists Under Threat In India?

Anokhi DIY Anokhi Today Breaking News & Sports World Sep 25, 2016

A military base attack in Kashmir has an Indian journalist calling for a Bollywood boycott of Fawad Khan and other Pakistani artists.

Soumyadipta Banerjee took to Twitter pleading Bollywood to unite against Pakistan.

“Ban Pakistani artists the same way they have banned you," he said. "This is not the time to promote culture.”

Banerjee didnt stop at Twitter. He went on to send out an open letter urging Khan to "go back to Pakistan." 

Are Pakistani artists in India really under threat?
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He also suggested that other Pakistanis like Mahira Khan, Adnan Sami, and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan also be banned from working in India. 

"Take care and let us know when you are getting your air tickets to Karachi done," Banerjee wrote. "We plan to give you a grand farewell."

Banerjee wasn't alone in wanting Pakistani artists on the next flight home.

Raj Thackeray's political party gave Pakistani artists a 48-hour ultimatum to get out of India
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Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) threatened to halt the release of films starring Pakistani stars, including upcoming Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Raees.

MNS leader Amey Khopkar said, "We give a 48-hour deadline to Pakistani actors and artistes to leave India, or MNS will push them out."

Khopkar went as far as saying, "Pakistani artists will get beaten up. Along with them, we will also beat up whichever producer or director is with them."

Mumbai police said that foreign nationals, including Pakistanis, with valid government of India would be provided with "adequate protection when required."

King Khan rises in support for Fawad Khan
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After Banerjee's Twitter rant and open letter, Raees star Shah Rukh Khan came out to support the Pakistani actor under fire.

According to Indian media, SRK said "there were no boundaries for talent and Fawad Khan should not be targeted over political matters."

He strongly condemned the conspiracies and added that "it was not right to point out Fawad or another celebrity."

KJo's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, and Fawad Khan
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Khan will be starring in Karan Johar's upcoming Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, and Johar said that the demand to ban Pakistani artists from working in India is "not a solution to terrorism."

The producer has been under verbal attack for casting cross-border talent, even though his intent is to put out work made out of love.

"Sometimes, you just want to fold your hands and say we are a creative industry. Please leave us alone. We make movies, we spread love," said Johar. "

There are millions in the world, in our country who are happy with the work we do, allow us that."

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Nomaan Khan

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