Filmfare Awards 2017 – Protests Begin Over The Nominations of Pakistani Artists

An Indian filmmaker has refused to attend the 62nd Filmfare awards over the nominations of Pakistani artists. The filmmaker who is a recipient of several Filmfare awards has taken the move as a show of protest and said that will not attend any ceremony in which Pakistani artists are invited.

At least four Pakistani artists have been nominated for the 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017. Fawad Khan has been nominated in the Best supporting actor category for his role in ‘Kapoor and Sons’, while Atif Aslam has been nominated for his song ‘Tere Sang Yara’ from ‘Rustom’. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has been nominated for his song ‘Jag Ghoomya’ from the movie ‘Sultan’. Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch has been nominated in the Best Playback Singer (Female) category for her song Kari Kari in Pink

It is reported by Bollywood Hungama that a celebrated Indian filmmaker has protested against the nominations out of respect of the Uri attack martyrs.

“It’s a matter of self-respect. We are not welcome in Pakistan. They brutally kill and maim our soldiers. And we behave as if our cinema can’t do without their artists? Kuch toh sharm karo (have some shame).” did not name the filmmaker, reported Bollywood Hungama.

Rimsha Butt