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MNS orders Pakistan artistes to leave India in 48 hours


Every terror attack in the country is followed by the 'Pakistani artistes go back' diktat.

Mayur Lookhar

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), headed by Raj Thackeray, has once again issued a diktat ordering Pakistani artistes to leave India within 48 hours.  This comes in the wake of the terror attack in Uri, Kashmir.

"We give a 48-hour deadline to Pakistani actors and artists to leave India or MNS will push them out," Amey Khopkar, MNS Chitrapat Sena told news agency ANI.

Pakistani artistes have been increasingly finding favour with Indian filmmakers, with Fawad Khan merging as a favourite with Indian fans. Khan will be seen in Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil which releases on 28 September. 
Shah Rukh Khan's Raees will star Pakistani actress Mahira. Musicians from across the border — Atif Aslam, Ghulam Ali, Bilaal Saeed — have also been wooed by Indian filmmakers/producers. 

Faiza Miujahid, Qurat-ut-Ain-Balouch are among the new Pakistani talents tapped by the Hindi film industry. The two singers have lent their voice to the recently released Pink.

Every terror attack in the country is followed by the 'Pakistani artistes go back' diktat. In a few instances, these artistes have also faced flak back home in Pakistan. A few years ago, actor Ali Zafar had to defend himself for working in India.