Pakistani artistes find themselves in trouble as nationalist party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) seeks to eliminate the presence of Pakistani talent in India.
Indian Express reported that the film workers association of Raj Thackeray's party have given a 48-hour period to all Pakistani artistes to leave their country otherwise they will do it themselves, forcefully.
“We gave a 48 hour deadline to Pakistani actors and artists to leave India or MNS will push them out,” said Amey Khopkar, MNS Chitrapat Sena.
Following the friction between the two countries over Kashmir, some in India have started opposing the work of Pakistani artistes in their country. Earlier, one Indian journalist penned a letter to Fawad asking him to leave the country. stating the war on Kashmir as an issue: "We have watched in pain how you have chosen to look away when your country is inflicting pain on us." he wrote.
However, others do not. One fervently wrote a counter letter arguing that "Fawad is an actor and not a politician... Let’s leave the politics to our politicians."
She added, "We’ve showered love on you because you deserve it (and also because of your dreamy eyes) not because you are from Pakistan."
This isn't the first time Fawad and co have received threats from India's nationalist parties. In October last year, Shiv Sena activists had threatened Fawad Khan and Mahira and announced plans to hinder promotions of the actors' upcoming movies, Raees and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. There have also been several protests by Shiv Sena against the performance of ghazal singer Ghulam Ali in India.