FWICE (Federation of Western India Cine Employees) has advised Indian singers and musicians not to collaborate with Pakistani artists for any project and action will be taken if anyone fails to follow strict disciplinary orders.
FWICE issued this warning after the collaboration between Indian musicians and Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
The film body has released a lengthy statement which reads, “It is sad to inform all the members that despite being fully aware that FWICE has given all the members along with all Pakistani artists, singers Non-cooperation circular has been issued advising not to work in any way. Some technicians, some members are violating the circular of non-cooperation by working with them in various modes and mediums of entertainment.
Just like recently our composers have worked online with Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan which is being watched online and many such entertainment projects and songs are being reported and made.
@fwice_mum is pained to see some of our artists violating the non-cooperation order & performing with #Pakistani artists through various online mediums. That too when #Pakistan continues to kill our soldiers at the border, even at a time when the world is fighting against #Corona pic.twitter.com/ykKOWghRMt
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) April 12, 2020
“All our members will have to pay strict attention to the fact that the non-cooperation circular is valid and subsistence and anyone will be found collaborating or working with Pakistani artists, singers and technicians through any means or entertainment on it. Strict disciplinary action will be taken. ”
“It should also be realized that while the whole world is fighting against coronoviruses, Pakistan is still busy killing our troops on the borders. Please note that no violation of this circular will be allowed and we are sure that all members will follow our advice in their own interest. “
Filmmaker Ashok Pandit, sharing the letter, wrote on Twitter, “FWICE is sad to see some of our actors violating the non-cooperation order and performing with Pakistani actors through various online mediums. That too when Pakistan has continued to kill our soldiers along the border, even when the world is fighting against Corona epidemic. “