Amid tension in the wake of a recent terror attack in Uri, the Raj Thackeray-led MNS has asked Pakistani artistes like Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan to leave India immediately, failing which the shooting of their movies will be stalled. And now, Zindagi channel which is an Indian Hindi-Urdu entertainment television channel, owned by the Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEEL) is considering of taking off-air all their Pakistani shows.
Subhash Chandra Goel, Chairman of Essel Group and Zee Media, tweeted about the same today. In his Tweet, he wrote, “unfortunate stance of Mia Sharif at UN. Zee is considering stopping Zindagi programs from Pak,as well artists from there should leave.”
Zindagi is the first channel to syndicate content from countries such as Pakistan, Egypt and Turkey. Zindagi was launched with three most popular shows from across the border — Zindagi Gulzar Hai, Aunn Zara and Kaash Main Teri Beti Na Hoti. Soon the channel became popular with the Indian masses and since then they have been airing Pakistani shows and making original Indian content as well.
With a strong message from Chairman of Essel, Group things will get more serious from here on. The party (MNS) has also written an open letter to Bollywood producers and production houses, asking them why they need to rope in actors from the neighbouring country when enough talent is available in India.