Post Pulwama attack tensions between India and Pakistan don’t seem to have an end in the near future. Despite Pakistan’s endeavours to promote peace, not only Indian politicians but their artistic community is not in to be a peace advocate for the adjoining states, their abhorrent mindset unclouded yet again after the removal of Atif Aslam’s song from Ajay Devgan’s movie.
As they say, art has no boundaries but Indian artistic community have taken strong majors to ban the Pakistani content and artists after the Pulwama fiasco. It was announced by the All Indian Cine Workers association that there will be a complete ban on Pakistani artists.
Atif Aslam the Pakistani singer who has lent his voice to numerous Bollywood songs is now in the radar of hate promoting Indians. Atif was to sing a romantic number together with Indian singer Amaal Malik in the film starring Ajay Devgan titled De De Pyar De. It was confirmed by the singer Twitter in January.
But in a recent interaction with fans, Amaal revealed that Atif is no longer part of the project.
As we know of Ajay Devgan, the Indian actor with anti-Pakistan mindset who after the Pulwama Attack in a tweet announced that his film Total Dhamaal will not be released in Pakistan is playing the lead of the film De De Pyar De.
Before this, Atif Aslam’s melody was removed from Salman Khan’s movie after the social media campaign started to boycott the film if it contains the track by the Pakistani singer. T-series India’s largest music record label also removed songs of Atif Aslam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan from their YouTube channel which were ultimately re-posted after almost a month.
Its been almost 2 months since the Pulwama incident but the Indians are still blaming Pakistan without any proves. Despite showing all the support for an investigation by Pakistan at the political level, their practice of banning Pakistani content and artists is condemnable at all levels.