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After actor Diljit Dosanjh, the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) has issued notices to singers Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu and Udit Narayan to cancel an event promoted by a Pakistani national in Dallas. All the three singers were scheduled to perform at Curtis Culwell Center at an event organised by a Pakistani national Moazzma Hunain on 17 November.
Mr Ashok Pandit, Chief Advisor OF FWICE, shared the news in a tweet yesterday.
The Greater Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter of Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP) which has been active in DFW for the last ten years, work towards projecting a positive and correct image of India and its people in the US and foreign media. The recent tweet from Ashok Pandit is the result of several unwavering attempts made by OFBJP – Dallas – Fort Worth team.
Dr Krishna Puttaparthi, a distinguished community member who has been living in the US for the last 40 years, reached out to FWICE to look into the matter.
Another fruitful attempt was made by OFBJP Dallas-Ft. Worth team member, Mr Bhupinder Munshi. Mr Bhupinder Munshi told us that it is in their interest to help the Bollywood celebrities by passing on the information from here, so they knowingly or unknowingly don’t get tagged as anti-nationals.
Earlier this month, FWICE wrote to the Ministry of External affairs about Diljit Dosanjh live show in Houston where he was going at the behest of a Pakistani national. FWICE said, “It is our humble request to you to cancel the visa of Mr Diljit Dosanjh, and his troupe or the application for a visa be not granted to restrain their performance in America as it will be labelled anti-national”. After this incidence, Actor Diljit Dosanjh cancelled his event and responded back by saying that he loves his country and will always stand for the greater interest of the nation. He also said that he was not aware that his event was organized by a Pakistani National.