Singer Adnan Sami has said that those abusing him for congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Indian Army’s surgical strike in POK, “see terrorists and Pakistan as the same. “
Amid the ruling by IMPAA banning Pakistani artists from working in the film industry, Adnan, who became an Indian citizen in January 2015, has been caught in the crossfire. With people still confused over his citizenship, many tweeted, wondered if he, too, will be asked to leave the country and not perform till the tension between India and Pakistan subsides. News reports named him among Pakistani actors Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan, Ali Fazal.
To clear the confusion , the singer took to Twitter on Friday morning to congratulate Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “a brilliant, successful & mature strategic strike against terrorism!”
Following the tweet, Adnan who was a Pakistani citizen until 2015, received a lot of hate and abuse online. Many took to twitter and called him a traitor.
Some welcomed his tweet and congratulated him.
The singer is currently in Washington for a show.
Manwhile, Pakistan’s theatre owners have decided to withdraw and ban screening of Indian movies until bilateral tensions between the two countries subside. However, the Pakistani government has not yet issued an official directive in this regard.
Earlier, Indian political outfit Maharashtra Navnirman Sena had asked the Pakistani actors who are working in Indian projects to leave the country by September 25.