Diljit Dosanjh asked to cancel his US show by FWICE, know why
New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Bollywood and Punjabi singer Diljit Dosanjh caught himself in a trouble after Federation of Western Cine Employees (FWICE) asked him to cancel his show at the United States on September 21.
The FWICE, a governing body of the film industry cited nationalistic reasons and the 'sentiments and the dignity of the nation', as the event is being promoted by Rehan Siddiqi, who is of Pakistani origin.
The letter, addressed to Diljit, states, "You are a thorough gentleman and a superb artist which is the pride of India. It is, therefore, a humble request top you to cancel your performance for 21st Sept 2019 in America as it will be befitting in the current time".
The FWICE comprises 22 associations and has also requested Minister of External Affairs, S Jaishankar to cancel Diljit and his troupe’s visa.
FWICE then also issued a press release stating that they are deeply concerned and anguished by various artists as they are 'knowingly' performing in India despite the film bodies strict warnings. "We have also come to know from our reliable sources that actor Saif Ali Khan and singer Shreya Ghoshal, in particular, are giving performances in America at the behest of Rehan Siddiqi, a Pakistani national.
Earlier in August, Punjabi singer Mika Singh also sparked controversy after he performed in Karachi with his troupe at the wedding ceremony of the influential billionaire's daughter who is said to be close to Musharraf.
The singer reportedly performed on August 8 at the ceremony and his presence in the city came to light when some guests uploaded videos of his performance on social media. This did not sit well with netizens and fans who revolted over the idea and called him a 'traitor' on social media.
The FWICE and AICWA later banned the artist from performing. The former even went ahead to say that any artist who works with Mika Singh will be banned henceforth.
However, after a press conference, Mika Singh publicly apologised to the nation for performing in Pakistan after which the ban was revoked by the film bodies
Posted By: Talib Khan