Zee pulls out Pakistani shows after actors refused to condemn Uri attack
- The Zee chairman pulls out Pakistani shows from his channel Zee Zindagi to condemn the attack on Uri
- He claims that the channel had requested Pakistani actors like Fawad Khan,Mahira Khan and Atif Aslam to condemn the attack but none of them did it
In the wake of the deadly attack on Uri, Zee channel has decided to pull out Pakistani shows from its channel Zee Zindagi. It had called for a press conference in Mumbai on Wednesday to announce their prime time line-up and the new top line Yeh Lamha Hi Hai.
However, the press conference turned into a forum for discussing politics and terrorism when Subhash Chandra, the chairman of the channel said that the Pakistani actors refused to condemn the attacks even when he requested them to.
Chandra while addressing the conference called the relationship between India and Pakistan a “one-sided love.” He said that his channel has always tried to bring both the countries together by promoting their talents in our country."Pakistan's actors got a chance to enter Indian drawing rooms through Zindagi, but they (people in Pakistan) have repeatedly done wrong things -- first Pathankot, then Uri."
He further claimed that soon after Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) gave an ultimatum to Pakistani actors to leave India, his team had called and requested artistes like Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan, Ali Zafar, Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Atif Aslam, Veena Malik and Imran Abbas to "simply condemn the terrorist attack on sleeping soldiers."However, none of them did it which prompted the channel to pull out these Pakistani shows from their channel Zee Zindagi.
Zee Zindagi was launched in 2014 in an effort to show best Pakistani shows to the Indian audience. It, in fact, played a vital role in introducing actors like Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan to Bollywood.