Diljit Dosanjh postpones September show in Houston promoted by Pakistani national after FWICE's request

The 'Udta Punjab' ​​actor took to Twitter to confirm the news.

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Diljit Dosanjh was set to perform in Houston, Texas on September 21.
NEW DELHI: Diljit Dosanjh decided to postpone his show in the Houston city of Texas on Wednesday after the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) requested the actor-singer to cancel the gig.

Amid Indo-Pak tensions, The FWICE asked the 35-year-old actor to pull out from the show in national interest as the event was allegedly organised by a Pakistani national, Rehan Siddiqi.

The 'Udta Punjab' actor took to Twitter to confirm the postponement news, and mentioned that his contract is with 'Shri Balaji Entertainment' only. In his post, he said that he wasn't aware of any intimation by the federation before.


Showing support to India, Dosanjh stated that he loves his country, and the nations's interests are greater than his own.


Dosanjh was set to perform in Houston, Texas on September 21.

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The FWICE's statement read, "We have just seen a poster of Diljit Dosanjh who is giving his performance in a show organised by Rehan Siddiqi (a Pakistani national). We are writing to him to cancel this commitment of his in the interest of sentiments and dignity of our nation".

The federation also claimed, citing reliable sources, that artists such as actor Saif Ali Khan and singer Shreya Ghoshal are performing in America at the behest of Siddiqi, who is also the promoter of the shows.

"It is our humble request to all our country's performers not to give priority to monetary considerations and refrain from being a part of any such project with Pak nationals and Pak performers anywhere in the entire world."

In a separate statement addressed to Ministry of External Affairs, issued on September 3, the FWICE had called for the cancellation of Diljit's visa "to restrain his performance in America as it will be labeled anti national".

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The development came almost a month after singer Mika Singh faced a 'ban' from the FWICE for performing at a wedding in Karachi.


The decision was overturned after Mika issued an apology.
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