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.
🇮🇳 ✊ https://t.co/HEtLzl0Eou— DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) 1568182771000
Dosanjh was set to perform in Houston, Texas on September 21.
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".
The development came almost a month after singer Mika Singh faced a 'ban' from the FWICE for performing at a wedding in Karachi.
Hey guys I’m very happy to announce that After meeting the #FWICE officials They have revoked the ban . I’m gratefu… https://t.co/zqNIR7vHKW— King Mika Singh (@MikaSingh) 1566413134000
The decision was overturned after Mika issued an apology.
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