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Producers signing Pak artistes to pay Rs. 5 crore as penality to army welfare: Raj Thackeray

Mumbai: MNS Cheif Raj Thackeray  stated  that Producers who will sign Pakistan artistes have to pay Rs. 5 crore as ‘penance’ for army welfare on Saturday

Won’t screen films with Pakistani artistes, say cinema owners

Mumbai: The Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association of India (COEAI) on Friday announced that movies featuring Pakistani actors won’t be screened in theatres in the country. The decision comes ahead of the scheduled release of Karan Johar’s “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”, which stars Pakistani actor Fawad Khan. While it was slated to hit the screens

I don’t support Pakistani artistes working here: Hema Malini

Mumbai:Veteran actress and politician Hema Malini says she does not support Pakistani artistes working in India. “I would like to say that I am 100 per cent with our jawans (soldiers), who are fighting and dying for our country and do not support Pakistan artistes working here. Jai Hind!” Hema tweeted on Wednesday. The 67-year-old

Sonali Bendre justifies ban on Pakistani artistes

Mumbai: Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre has backed the decision to ban Pakistani artistes from working or performing in India, saying it was need of the hour given the current strained ties between the two countries. Asked about the ban imposed on Pakistani artistes by a movie industry body, she told reporters here, “We are very proud

Artistes, art must speak up against societal prejudice: Tannishtha

Mumbai: Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, who is in news for slamming the “Comedy Night Bachao” team for accusing her of publicity-mongering with her anguish on being mocked at for her dark skin tone, says she hopes her reaction begins a movement against skin-tone racism. Excerpts from the interview. Q. You have caused a global furore by

IMPPA passes resolution to ban Pakistani artistes, technicians in India

Mumbai: The Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association (IMPPA) on Friday announced it has decided to ban Pakistani artistes and technicians from working in India until the hostilities between the two countries subside. Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit, Vice President, IMPPA issued an official statement, signed by IMPPA President T.P. Aggarwal, in this regard. It read: “IMPPA at


Ban on Pakistani artistes no solution to terrorism: Karan Johar

New Delhi: Filmmaker Karan Johar, whose upcoming Bollywood entertainer “Ae Dil Hai Mushki” stars one of Pakistan’s most popular actors, Fawad Khan, says the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s demand to ban Pakistani artistes from working in India is not a solution to terrorism. Karan’s comment comes after the MNS on Friday threatened all Pakistani artistes to

MNS gives Pakistani artistes 48 hours to leave India

Mumbai: The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Friday gave a 48-hour ultimatum to all Pakistani cine and tele-artistes to quit India or face consequences. MNS Chitrapat Sena chief Ameya Khopkar told the media that there was “an anti-Pakistan” wave across India after the September 18 terror attack that left 18 Indian soldiers dead in Jammu and