Federation of West India Cine Employees (FWICE) continues to use its power and control to forcefully pressurize art and artists into succumbing to hateful politics. After threatening various artists (singers in particular) to not work with Pakistani organizers, the association has now turned its guns towards organizers working with Pakistani artists.
In the latest attempt of threat and misuse of power, FWICE has issued a warning letter to promoters Karl Kalra and Nirmal Dhaliwal who were scheduled to promote Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s upcoming US and Canada concerts.
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“We have already given our directive that no Indian artist/singer/dancer/anchor/performer and last but not least, promoter would work with [Pakistani] nationals and [Pakistani] artists in view of the current alarming situation between the two countries,” said the letter issued as a “request”.
The “request” further added, “It is therefore our humble request to both of you to immediately cancel the above shows to maintain the dignity and honour of your country. You are. India, for which you should be proud.”
“In case if you don’t cancel the shows of Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and go against the sentiments of Indians, no Indian Artist/ Singer/ dancer/ Anchor, Performer/ Promoter would ever work with you anywhere in the entire world,” the association threatened.
Team RFAK and the organizers have so far not issued any comment on the matter.
Earlier FWICE forcefully made Mika Singh apologize for performing at a personal event in Pakistan by threatening him to ban in Bollywood. Later the association, pressured Diljit Dosanjh, Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan to cancel their respective US concerts organized by Pakistani promoters.