Wednesday, October 6, 2010

To be or not to be a Pakistani Artist in India

Blow hot, blow cold. That’s the best way to describe India-Pak relations. Pakistani actors, singers and artists have been coming to India to perform in the Indian entertainment industry. But every time, relations dip, it is the artists’ fraternity that has to pay the price.

It would be nicer if Indian authorities decided for once if they wanted Pakistani artists to perform or not in India.

In the meanwhile the most recent case is that Bigg Boss 4 contestants, actors Veena Malik (of spot fixing fame) and talented Begum Nawarish Ali are in the eye of a storm with Shiv Sena and MNS declaring that no Pakistani actors should be allowed to perform in India.

Salman Khan Bigg Boss 4

Never mind the famous and known artists such Adnan Sami, Atif Aslam, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and the ilk. There are many more artists from Pakistan who have in the past worked here or are waiting in the wings to take off.

Here’s a list:

Pakistani stage comedian Shakeel Siddiqui

As a participant of the ever popular show ‘Comedy Circus’, comedian from Pakistan Shakeel Siddiqui was immensely popular. But the 26/11 did it—Shiv Sena goons came and bashed him up for being, well, a Pakistani.

<br />Shakeel Siddiqui

Model & actor Veena Malik

A popular actress in Pakistan, known for her mimicry and improvising talent in her country, shot to fame with her revelations with regard to spot fixing in Pakistani cricket. Known for sensationalism, she is also called the Rakhi Sawant of Pakistan.

Veena Malik

She is to figure in the Bigg Boss 4.

TV actor Ali Saleem (TV persona Begum Nawazish Ali)

Cross dresser Ali Saleem Khusra is a popular Pakistani TV host. Famous for taking a dig at Pakistani politics, Ali hosts the country's most popular show - Late Night Show with Begum Nawazish Ali.

Begum Nawazish Ali

He has built a reputation impersonating former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Diane Spencer and actress Noor Jehan.

He will be one of the biggest draws in Bigg Boss 4.

Actor Ali Zafar, Tere Bin Laden

The Sunn Re Sajaniya singer has been quite popular in India as he has been in his native Pakistan. But when director Abhishek Sharma cast him in the lead role in Tere Bin Laden, things simply changed for this lad from Lahore. He is currently shooting for a Yashraj film…


Pakistani actor Mikaal Zulfikar

This Pakistani actor, born to a Pakistani father and English mother, has worked in a film by Jagmohan Mundhra called ‘Shoot at Sight’. He is doing another film ‘Room Mates’ - a love triangle featuring me, Neha Dhupia and Sneha Ullal. And has signed a 3-film deal with producer Arun Govil.

Mikaal Zulfikar

Muammar Rana

Actor Moammar Rana will feature in upcoming Bollywood movie “Ek Second”.

Muammar Rana

Mona Lisa

Actress Mona Lisa is a Pakistani TV actress, known to be the Smriti Irani of Pakistani television and rated as best actress after Maria Wasti.

Producer Bhushan Kumar selected the hot Mona for his movie ‘Kajraare Re’ with co-star Himesh Reshammiya.

Mona Lisa

Reema Khan

Reema Khan best known by her screen name Reema, (birth name Sameena) is a Pakistani film actress, director and producer who has more than 200 films and multiple awards to her credit.

Reema Khan

She is directing a film called Kitne Haseen Hai Zindagi (Life Is So Beautiful) in Malaysia with Johnny Lever and Momar Rana.

Zaheer Abhas, a participant of ‘Sa Re Ga Ma’

He was one of the contestants of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009, a popular Indian Television singing competition on Zee TV channel. He represented the Rock Gharana. He was eliminated on December 12, 2008.

Zaheer Abhas


  1. Ill Minded Pakistani Actress Mona Lisa is all to set to appear in an upcoming Indian Bollywood Movie Kajrare.
    Mona Lisa is a Actress who is currently residing Karachi and was trapped by an Indian Female director Pooja Bhatt. This is not the debut movie of Mona Lisa as she had made her appearences in a Bollywood Movie Musafir in early 2005 with Sunny Deol and another Pakistani Actress Sana.
    The First Teasers of the Movie are out and Mona Lisa has made all the Pakistani’s so ashamed of having such a Bad Character Girl in Pakistan. Mona Lisa has done the worst role you could expect from anybody in the entire Film Industry.
    Mona lisa is playing the role of Dancer who earns money by performing in front of a rude crowd. She has exposed her body and worked with a really foolish crap Indian Actor Himesh Reshamiyya. Atleast When you are acting outside Pakistan you have to maintain the standards. The Girls like Mona Lisa just for go the script and only focus on earning Money. These Girls sell themselves just for money as their life is all money nothing else.
    We do not have words to condemn the act of Mona Lisa. She has insulted the entire Pakistan in front of international Media.
    Is this our Culture? The Vulgarity she has shown in the Movie is more then the infidels. I think the best way to stop such virus bitches from infecting our Pakistani Society is to punish them with Islamic Rules so that no one else ever dares to repeat such things.
    I think it is the responsibility of all of us to raise our voices against this vulgarity and should try our level best to terminate the Pakistani Nationality of Mona Lisa as she does not deserve to be a Pakistani.
    She should move outside Pakistan to a place where all such Dirty Minded people are welcomed. We do not need such Persons like Mona Lisa. Such a shameful act by Mona Lisa.
    We highly condemn this Movie and appearance of Mona Lisa.

  2. Shakeel Siddiqui is my favorite. I like his all comedy. He is great. Thanks for sharing this post.

  3. She is directing a film called Kitne Haseen Hai Zindagi (Life Is So Beautiful) in Malaysia with Johnny Lever and Momar Rana.

  4. Ill Minded Pakistani Actress Mona Lisa good luck