There has been no change in IMPPA’s (Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association) decision about the ban on Pakistani artists. Indian actors such as Ileana D’Cruz and Kunal Kemmu have worked with Pakistani artists, while Pakistani actor Fawad Khan has been nominated in award shows but that does not mean that the ban is now a thing of the past.
Pahlaj Nihalani, the chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification, feels Indian actors should refrain from taking up Pakistani projects till things normalise between the countries.
“Every person has to take a decision in the interest of the country. If they are working with Pak artists, then it is their wish but they will face problems in the end.”
Recently Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui has been granted work visa to shoot for actor Sridevi’s Mom, but producer Boney Kapoor clarifies, “The shooting of the film is complete. My film was among the five that were cleared. (But) there is no question of working again till things get better.”