Against the backdrop of the Uri attacks, the resentment against Pakistani artistes in India has grown.
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), headed by Raj Thackeray, made news on Friday 23 September 2016 when it ordered Pakistani actors and artistes working in Bollywood to leave Bollywood in 48 hours. This was followed by a similar diktat issued by Chitrapat Sena, headed by Ameya Khopkar.
Subhash Chandra Goel, the chairman of Essel Group and Zee Media, tweeted that he might stop their Zindagi channel from airing popular Pakistani soaps.
unfortunate stance of Mia Sharif at UN. Zee is considering stopping Zindgi programs from Pak,as well artists from there should leave
— Dr. Subhash Chandra (@subhashchandra) September 24, 2016
The Zindagi channel airs popular Pakistani soaps in India.
It was shows like Humsafar and Zindagi Gulzar Hai, which are being aired on Zindagi, that made Fawad Khan more popular, who might be facing deportment if MNS is to be taken seriously. He is all set to appear in Karan Johar's soon to be released Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
Will this tweet mean the end of Pakistani TV series on Indian TV?