Every one knows the recent escalation of line of control tension between Pakistan and India. This rapid increase of tension has affected the cultural and sporting exchanges between the two nations, and that is something that many in Bollywood are worried about. The conflict has resulted in cancellation of many scheduled performances by Pakistani artists in India and it has also sparked fury amongst Pakistani public online.
The singers who are mainly affected with this situation includes Ali Zafar and Jawad Bashir. Ali Zafar had a concert in Pune but it was cancelled because of the growing tension between the two countries. The classical singer Javed Bashir’s concert is also cancelled which was suppose to be held in Delhi.
Current relation between the two countries are also a matter of concern for some Bollywood celebrities. Prasoon Joshi, Bollywood’s Lyricist, screenwriter and poet said,”I don’t think music should be dragged into politics. I think musicians are beyond that and we have all enjoyed each other’s music and it should always be like that.”
Another renowned Indian Musician, Javed Akhtar expressed his thoughts also,”We should ideally have a common market, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and so on. There should be exchange of trade, culture, sports, students and so on.”