The Pulwama terror attack shook the entire nation when it occurred on Thursday. Claiming the lives of 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans, the deadly attack perpetrated by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed has deeply saddened and infuriated many in the country, including the Bollywood industry.
Different B-town celebs expressed their grief and mourned the loss in different ways; on social media, by donating to families of the martyred jawans and by calling for a ban on cultural exchange.
On Monday, team Total Dhamaal made a donation of Rs 50 lakh to the aggrieved families and decided to not release the film in Pakistan. Walking on the same footsteps, today, Maddock Films founder Dinesh Vijan took a strong stand in the wake of the cowardly attack.
The filmmaker cancelled the contract with Pakistan distributor and would not be releasing the next two films under its banner – Luka Chuppi and Arjun Patiala in the neighbouring country’s territory.
A complete ban on Pakistani actors and artistes working in the film industry was announced by the All India Cine Workers Association on Monday. This came in a day after the warning to music companies by Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) which asked record labels to drop singers from Pakistan.