Union Minister Babul Supriyo called for temporary ban on Pak artists

 SMTV Desk 2018-02-22 02:21:13  Union Minister, Babul Supriyo, temporary, ban, Pakistan, artists
Union Minister Babul Supriyo called for temporary ban on Pak artists

New Delhi, Feb 22: Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Wednesday called for a temporary ban on Pakistani artists for working in the Hindi film industry.Supriyo, a singer-turned-politician, had said Rahat Fateh Ali Khan s voice in the song "Ishtehar" from "Welcome To New York" must be removed and dubbed by someone else as he was not able to comprehend the need or desire to cross the border for entertainment content at a time when tensions on the India-Pakistan border had escalated.Asked why the issue was not raised when singer Atif Aslam crooned a number for "Tiger Zinda Hai", Supriyo said in a press conference: " Dil Diyan Gallan is nice song. There is another nice song sung by Atif in Bajrangi Bhaijaan ... My morals as an artist or sensibilities, I agree that artistes have no boundary. "I definitely want to believe that and I do as an artiste but having said that where our soldiers are being brutally killed and their bodies are mutilated... If we can stop Pakistani players playing in IPL.... At a time when we have cornered Pakistan, even US is one step away from declaring Pakistan a terrorist nation.... maybe it would have been nice if Bollywood showed solidarity and took a stand..."