The film industry went through a rough patch last year when BJP imposed a blanket ban on Pakistani artistes working in India. The move was not appreciated by many from the film industry, especially because it caused a hindrance to a few films that were already in the pipeline.
However, Mahesh Bhatt is reportedly bringing Pakistani artistes back to India – for a song on the theme of cross border peace. According to a report in DNA, he has approached Ali Zafar, Shafqat Amanat Ali and also plan on getting AtifAslam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan on board. Reportedly, this is for a play called Milne Do, which will be staged in Delhi on June 8 and Mumbai on June 23.
Although all the Pakistani artistes who have been approached have shown a keen interest in the project, it remains to be seen if the noble initiative faces an obstacle in the form of protests. Fingers crossed!
Source : https://www.missmalini.com/2017/02/25/is-mahesh-bhatt-going-to-bring-back-pakistani-artistes-back-to-india/